Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Doing it Myself

So today.... yeah not a whole lot to blog about.  I skipped Body Pump because I was, none other than, lazy!  I started to beat myself up about it, but then realized I've been working out almost 5 days a week for 4 years and if I want to skip part of a workout, I shouldn't be so hard on myself.

Nonetheless, I am on operation run fast with less lard, so I had to get out there and do something so... well let's face it folks... so I can eat!  My training plan called for strength training and 3 miles, so I set out for 3 miles.

I was all alone.  This has been happening to me a little more lately.  I'm honestly ok with it on shorter runs because I can run faster when I'm not being chatty.  Still, I rather be with my friends, but if I have to run alone I'm generally ok with it.


I'm getting nervous about the goals I've set for myself for the Pittsburgh Half, I just haven't been able to run easily at a faster pace.  Today I felt great with my breathing, but my legs felt like lead.  This has been the case a LOT lately and while I would expect that if I were running high mileage weeks, I'm generally running just 20 to 25 miles a week.

Anyway, here's how today's run looked:

Mile 1:  9:39
Mile 2:  9:51
Mile 3:  9:41
Total:  29:16:41
Average:   9:43

I can't imagine having to run this pace for a WHOLE half marathon.  I've done it once before.  Right now it seems impossible.  Don't you worry, I'm not giving up on myself.  I'm devising a plan to make sure I meet my goals.  This includes eating well, drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest.  I have to do this.

After all, no one is going to get me across the finish line, I can only do it myself.



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3 comments:

G. said...

Be careful out there alone! xoxox G.

Erica said...

Also be careful cutting calories while training. Maybe your legs are feeling tired because you need to eat more? 1500 calories is not much. Look up the Harris Benedict Equation to figure out how many calories you should be eating based on your info and how active you are and if you want to lose weight. I'm sure it is more than 1500. I would love to lose weight too, but it's just not happening while training for a marathon and I've decided to wait until after the race. You will do great in Pittsburgh!

robringer said...

next time get a training plan from this guy. Tell him I referred you...he is awesome...

http://www.rossrunning.com/index.html

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