Well, this week was somewhat improved. I'm really still sore and achy and feeling sort of distracted.
This is the part of training that I dislike intensely. I have lost a bit of my base, it is coming back, but while it is coming back running is very much a chore.
It's hard to get going, and hard to continue. There doesn't seem to be any benefit to doing it at all I seem so far from the goal that I just feel like quitting entirely.
In fact, I have to keep reciting things in my head regarding the benefits of running.
Mostly I focus on:
Its great for my heart
It is good for my waistline
I already am committed to a race.
And then I sort of get grumpy.
But it's a phase that I go through each time I stop running for sickness or things like stressful home sales!
I have to run through it, literally.
This week I managed to do 3 runs and one session on the ellipitical trainer.
If you count the ellipitical I did 16.5 miles, which is much better than the 6 I did last week.
If you dont count the ellipitical its 14 miles. Still good. 2 4 milers and a very difficult Six miler.
It HOT here in Florida. Now, I know a lot of you are saying…
Geee, DUH. its Florida. Yup, it's Florida. But we are having record Heat. Heat indices at 110. So, I hope thats part of why some of the runs have been a little difficult.
Apparently at the end of this week we will be dropping back to the 80's which is great….
So, this is the week in Runnning. This week I have an odd schedule as I switched with someone. I'm hoping to increase up to 18-20 miles, but we'll see, That six miler just about did me in.
Until then I am trying to be
I think I can…. I think I can… I think I can….