I am kinda confused on my dates, when I wrote last week after I had run nearly 7 miles in Colorado, that was actually DAY 1 of WEEK 1. So today is what I am counting the end of training week 1 with my first official long run of this training program. Confusing! I know.
This has been a pretty low key week. I am way ahead of my 16 week training this week. I figure it doesn't hurt to be a little ahead of schedule in case a crazy week pops up or I get sick or knock on wood, minorly injured.
Planned running for week 1: 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles, 5 miles = 15 miles
I completed over week 1: 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles, 7.1 miles (1 hour and 24 min with warm up) = 17 miles (this overage won't be a norm... I promise!)
- I learn a new tip from every runner I talk to!
- 3 weeks ago when I couldn't even walk because I was so incredibly sore... it wasn't from running like I had initially thought, rather from doing BODY PUMP after my 5 mile run and Interval weight training a couple of days later. I haven't done weights in 2 weeks and haven't been sore one time. I want to incorporate some lower body weight training into my training but am going to have to figure out how.
- I have been taking 2 ibruprofen before my long runs
- I am so glad I am not doing this specifically to loose weight because I have gained a couple of pounds! I haven't had hunger pains like this after longer runs since I was nursing. Although I am seeing my legs changing shapes becoming more defined.... I am always hungry!!!! ;)
- I need to go by some Gu, Bloks or whatever it is everyone says I need to start getting ready for really long runs.
- I need something called "Blinkies" so I can run before the sun comes up.
- I liked running Sunday when a ton of other runners were out and about, I found it really motivating to see them coming from far ahead and cross paths.