It's crazy. I ran 18 miles yesterday. 9:51 average miles. And I'm not sore. I wasn't sore last week after 17 either. I'm not sure why... I guess my body is just adjusting. I am doing an ice bath right when I return from my run, along with ibuprofen. It seems to be working. Now only one super long run before the big event. I am confident I can do my 20 miler in two weeks.
I have read a lot about how hard it is the last 6 miles. I guess I just trust my training and knowing I can make it. I may walk, but I will finish barring some unforeseen circumstances. I am really getting excited. Where before I was scared and worried, after doing the plan so far, I am confident I will make it. It's really amazing what you can train your body to do. I never thought I could run this long.
Another funny thing is, this week is a cutback week, and my long run is only 13 miles. That's so funny. 13 seems so easy now. Ha!
I need to focus on nutrition. I haven't been eating the healthiest and if I can do that, I should be able to down my weight and stress my legs even less. We'll see.
Monday, August 13, 2012
I made my long run of 17 on Saturday morning. It was really tough from 9-12 but fine after that. My legs have been aching after my long runs, I guess due to glycogen depravation, but a couple of alieve and an ice bath seem to help. I was hardly even sore yesterday. Isn't that a little strange? I don't get it. I use to get so sore when I ran 1/2 marathons. I guess maybe I'm not running as fast or pushing myself so my body is use to the pounding. Looks like it may rain today so I'm going to get out and do my 5 miles then go visit my grandmother for while before picking up my boys. I can't believe only 8 weeks until the marathon. I only have 3 major long runs left: 18, 20 and 20. Not sure if I'll do both 20s or not but we'll see! Yay, I'm getting there!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I haven't been keeping up with this too well. Last week I got my 15 miler in on Thursday before hubby and I went on a little trip. The kids were visiting grandparents so it worked out well. Since then though I have been struggling with heel pain. I was worried it was PF but then after researching I thought it was achilles tendonitis. I'm still not sure. I took wednesday and thursday off to see what would happen. This morning I put on an older pair of running shoes and ran 6 miles. I struggled but there wasn't as much pain. Suppose to do a 17 miler tomorrow... we'll see. I'm committed to doing it unless I am in a lot of pain. I really don't want an injury. I have put so many miles into this training already, and I can see the end in sight. I may have to get a new pair of running shoes soon.
Can't decide if I want to drive to the park tomorrow or just run the neighborhoods again. I'm thinking neighborhoods. :)