After the disappointing first recap of the year, my running game is back on! Mind you, this is after I emailed my PT Alisha and she talked me out of giving up on running She suggested that I stay on plan, and give it two weeks and reevaluate. I’m glad I did! It’s so odd – the worse I feel at times, the better I bounce back. Odd!
Miles run last week: 20.2
Training for: base building for Glass City half marathon
Here’s what I did:
Mon: Rest day, PT exercises
Tues: 3.5 miles on the treadmill, 10:09 avg pace. This was the first time in awhile that I’ve felt very little tightness in my hamstrings. What is going on? (it’s good!)
Wed: Rest day, PT exercises
Thurs: 8.1 miles, 9:06 avg pace. Beautiful weather today!! My outdoor runs always go a little faster, and the weather was great, so I went with it! This was 2 runs – 3.5 in the morning, and 4.6 in the afternoon.
The afternoon run did not end well due to stomach issues. I really dislike running in the afternoon and GI issues are the reason. A large iced coffee in the morning and a soup at lunch did not add up to a pleasant run. I run so much better on an empty stomach. Enough said!
Fri: Rest day, PT exercises
Sat: 3.5 miles, 10:09 pace. The icy cold is back in Ohio! Another treadmill run with only very minor reminder of hammies. Winning!
Sun: 5 miles. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen what this run was all about. I’ll detail it later, but suffice it to say I ran an easy 4 miles in the morning, and when I got home from that event I needed to go another mile – both for calorie burning reasons and to get my weekly mileage to 20 miles (I know, I know, bad idea, but it all worked out – ironically, with no GI issues! Go figure.)
My next step is to figure out what training plan I’m going to use for the Glass City half marathon, coming up on April 22nd. I’m on a committee this year for Glass City (GCM) and attended my first meeting. I’m getting excited for the race, and almost had FOMO when reviewing the full course!! Almost. I’m not there yet, but it’s very exciting for my friends running GCM for their first full this year. We are also planning some cool stuff for the after party, so I hope you are planning to run if you live in the area! (if you live out of town, you’re even more welcome to join us!!)
Q: Do you have any problems running in the afternoon or evening?
Q: Have you ever been on a committee for a race, or a race director?
It’s a very interesting process seeing all of the work that goes into putting on a marathon!
Q: Did you get the day off work on Martin Luther King day?
I did – and the kids also had a long 4 day weekend. Seems like Christmas break again!