What a week it has been! Busy and lots going on, forgive me if I ramble! Training was hard this week, but I got it done. It was the first week of my "official" training plan that I made up for the next 30 weeks, I got all my runs in. They weren't all without some pain though!
Monday- 4 miles, easy pace. I noted this as BLAH on dailymile b/c I had a stomach ache the whole time.
Tuesday- 3 tempo on the TM. BLAH again, really struggled to keep my speed up, ended up with 10:03 pace.
Wednesday- WALKED and stood all over Six Flags. My legs and feet were killing me and this concerns me. I'm going to do a half day at Magic Kingdom the day before the race, I hope it doesn't leave me feeling like I did Wednesday!
Thursday- 3 AWFUL miles. I had planned on doing my normal 4 mile loop of my town but cut it short b/c my feet were in pain and I was concerned I would have a PF flare after months free of pain.
Friday- REST and stretching. So sore still and pretty worried.
Saturday- Finally! I was worried b/c I was due for a 5 mile run. It was pouring so we headed to the gym and I set the TM really slow. Most of the time I ran a 10:54 pace, but sometimes I bumped it to 10:42 and then I sped up the last half mile. Felt really good and no pain!
SLOW needs to be my new mantra. If I want to get my mileage up, I need to learn to slow it down. I'm supposed to be training for distance.
I was pretty worried at how sore and in pain I was the day and the day after walking at Six Flags. Does anyone else have problems when they stand for long periods? It doesn't make sense to me that I can run for so long but I can't walk and stand without ending up in pain?
We had a great time for Dallas' 18th Birthday, my mom came out to visit and crushed us all in Monopoly. She was pretty pleased with herself! She said she never wins Monopoly.
On top of being a busy week, Dallas & I had some scheduling conflicts with training. He wants to train with me but does not wake up as early as me and this lends to problems with coordinating our runs. He also wants to go to the gym more than me. We talked today about what would work best for my training and his.
My petsitting is pretty early and I'm usually wanting to run right after I do my morning sits. My training schedule had me doing a long run on Saturdays and that is not going to work. First and foremost because Saturday is my busiest day usually and I have more clients. When my runs get longer, I think I won't have enough time on Saturday. The gym also does not open until 8am on Saturday (this is a whole other rant, really. I live in a small town, that's basically why. They don't open until 11am on Sunday!)
In any case, there will be times in the winter that I will need to do indoor runs and waiting until 8am isn't going to cut it. So, after looking at it, I realized I could just scoot the whole thing back a day. Instead of M-T-TH-S for runs, I can just do Su-M-W-F. This has my long runs on Fridays, which works better! I know, this is crazyboring, but I need to document it somewhere. This is the new training plan. I also bumped up some of my mileage sooner as some people suggested, I think this will work well.
I keep having the urge to go in and bump those miles up even more! LOL..I'm just going to have to play it by ear a bit and add miles if I need to. I'll drive myself crazy if I keep changing it. All in all, it was a busy-fun week for us and I got my miles in, but they were hard miles. Hoping next week isn't such a struggle!
Do you ever find you are more sore from walking/standing than running? If you have run a race at Disney, did you tour the day before? Half day before? (this is not really negotiable, I MUST get the girls to Magic Kingdom for a bit on Saturday!)