My longest long run this training cycle was 10 miles, about two weeks ago. That run felt so hard! I was just exhausted afterwards, and usually I feel really rejuvenated by having a nice, long run on a weekend morning. Then last weekend, I didn't run long at all. I ran Monday for a 30 minute stroller run. It went fine, but was nothing special. Wednesday I did a tempo run, which felt good, but was still only about 30 minutes total. D thinks (and I now agree) that my long runs have been disproportionate to my total weekly mileage. I haven't been getting enough mileage in during the rest of the week (cutting too many runs too short!), so my fitness hasn't really been improving as my long runs have been getting longer.
Today I did a little over five miles. It felt fine, but over all I know this race is not going to be an easy one!
I am looking forward to getting through the race, and then maybe focusing on running more days, and working more on strength training too to try to build up some strength. So those are my thoughts on running, lately! Wish me luck next weekend!
|The pic doesn't capture it, but the leaves are starting to change!|