Thank you for all your great words of encouragement on my plans to train for a half marathon. I’m still very excited about it and will start my training next Wednesday. I know I can do this with your help and with help of R.
But first I have to run my second official 10K run on Sunday. I’m not nervous, I know I can do it, I’m actually looking forward to it. The weather conditions are good, I will go by train as parking in that city is a hugh problem. The only thing that’s a pity is that I have to go alone. R. is going away for the day on his motorcycle so I won’t be able to make pictures.
The pain in my back is gone since yesterday so I’m feeling okay now.
I went for a run this afternoon. In fact I was really looking forward to it, the weather was perfect for running. But like last week when I ran after work it was a disaster run again. I don’t understand this. I never had trouble running after work but lately my legs are tired right from the start and I’m struggling forward. I’m going to see how this goes for a week or 2 and if it doesn’t improve I might try running before work which means I have to get up even earlier so that’s not my first choice.
Question for those of you who run after work or at night: do you have this sometimes too? Or maybe an explanation why this happens? I’m not tired or anything, I had the energy to go but the legs just didn’t do what I wanted them to do. Any suggestions how to handle this are welcome.
Weather: 14 ˚C/57 degrees, sunny and windy.
Distance: 3.37 K / 2 miles
Average time: 6:58 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Goal total km’s/miles week 15:
22K / 14.2 miles.
Total so far: 3.3 K / 2 miles
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday soft taco’s filled with chicken, avocado and sour cream.
Today tortellini with mushrooms in crème fraîche light.
Pic of the day:
Thursday. Movie night: Confessions of a shopaholic
Friday: I found this on my desk at work this morning. Yesterday was Secretary’s day but I had my regular day off. My boss didn’t forget and bought me these beautiful flowers.
I tape my list of goals, both large and small, above my bed so I see them when I wake up. This holds me accountable.
Chris Solinsky, Elite runner from Portland, Oregon
My list of goals is not above my bed but next to my computer where I’m blogging right now. I see it every day.