I hadn't planned on doing a long run that day but it was a rare cool Texas morning with low humidity. I felt good, so I just kept running beyond the six miles I had planned for that morning. It has been a month since I have ran a true long run (more than an hour) so I started to feel fatigued by the end, but overall it felt really good to get out there. After the ten miles I still had to do my Insanity work-out that day, which felt fine at the time, but by the end of the day my body was really tired. Do you know what GPS watch said to me after that long run? "Way to get out there." Who programs these things? It felt a little snarky. I just decided I need to give me GPS a name. Any suggestions?
At the end of the day, I made the sad realization that I couldn't train for the half marathon that I wanted to run in September, the day after my birthday, and continue the Insanity program. It was one thing to run 10 miles and do the recovery work-out, but it would be too much to run 13 miles and do the regular high intensity work-out in the same day. I had to choose, and since I was already half way through Insanity and I wanted to see it through to completion, I decided to break on half marathon training until after Insanity. I would still run, but those long runs had to temporarily come to a halt. After all, Insanity is a 60 day program, running is forever. I am starting to think that maybe I will start full marathon training at the end of September. I could run three days a week and pepper in some insanity work-outs or weights and yoga the other three. What race should I run? The Dallas Marathon (formally White Rock Marathon) or head out to Huntington Beach for another Surf City?
I was happy to end the boring Insanity recovery week even though I was scared to death of what was to come in the second month of Insanity. Please stay tuned to find out.
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