Saturday, August 8, 2015

Long Run Saturday

So I'm sure no one noticed but I didn't run any races for June or July. I'm not signed up for anything for August either, although that could still change.

I had some kind of weird infection for ALL of June and part of July that took about 4 doctor's visits and about $200 in meds to finally get cleared up. Nothing like a little infection to zap your energy. Thank God that appears to be all cleared up now.

So even though I was kind of sick I was still doing my mile runs every day. Today was day 349 (5 mile run). My goal right now is to get to day 365 and then I guess I'll decide if I want to quit or not. I have to say that if it wasn't for my little run streak I'd probably not even be running at all after being sick and not feeling motivated. Although running one mile so much has totally killed my stamina.

I'm signed up to do the Yosemite Half Marathon (which is really not in Yosemite but whatever) in October so I'm on week 3 of half training. I'm doing the Hal Higdon Novice 1 training again. I like this one because it doesn't have you run a half marathon before your half marathon like some do. I think that's kind of silly unless you are in super great running shape already.

So I've been playing around with run walk intervals for my longer runs. Today I tried a 5 minute walk warm up (put that towards my 5 mile run total) and then 4 minutes of running and 1.5 minutes of walking.  That was good for about 2 miles and then I kept finding myself walking a tiny bit when I still had about 1.3 minutes left to run so maybe next time I'll do 3.5 minute runs. That doesn't sound like very much, but overall my average running time wasn't too bad even with all that walking. I figure maybe if I can get a good rhythm going eventually I will shorten the walk times and be back to running longer distances without walking breaks. 

I REALLY need to become a morning person. Is that possible? I keep trying but it's just not working lol. My kids go back to school this week so I'd have to get up REALLY early to run before school. We have to be down to the bus stop before 7 am. 
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1 comment:

Annsterw said...

I can't run in the am at all! I was supposed to be training for my half and did not run once on vacation! Trying to get motivated!!!! Help!!!

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