Hello Spring Weather!! It was such a gorgeous weekend. The sun was shining. The birds were singing. And I was running! I had to take advantage and get out there and enjoy the beautiful sunlight. We’re supposed to have rain ALL WEEK LONG. Ugh.
I am super proud of myself though. I got out and ran this week. I RAN! I logged 30 miles! That’s the longest run week I’ve had in a long, long, long time (like over a year I think). I’m sore and a little achy, but not too bad actually. I’m pleasantly surprised. I definitely need to stretch and have a date with the foam roller this afternoon. That’s 30 miles toward the #100milesinMarch so far!
I took Baby Z-peat out for a slow and easy 4 on Saturday afternoon to shake the legs out in preparation for my long run on Sunday.
We took our time waking up on Sunday and were hurting a bit due to cranky baby (up every couple of hours) and Daylight Savings Time. I have a love/hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time. I love that I have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day to play with the boys and run, but I hate the loss of an hour and the impact it has on our bodies. It always take us about a week to adjust to the new schedule. I wish we would honestly just pick one time and stick with it.
I was a nervous wreck going into the 10 on Sunday. I don’t know why. Well, I do. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I’m running the Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half in two weeks. I don’t want to embarrass myself and completely bonk it. I know I won’t. I know I’ll finish it just fine. But there’s still that little voice in my head that nags at me. I really have to work on that self deprecation.
We started it out slow and easy. My goal was a negative split on this run. I wanted to take the first half very slow and easy and then pick up the pace on the second half. I knew I’d be running on tired legs and that’s just what I wanted. It actually went really well. It took a couple of miles for my legs to loosen up and feel warmed up but then I just kept plugging away. I was feeling really good at mile 6 and knew I could finish with ease. In fact, I easily had 3 more miles left in me. I needed this run to build my confidence for the race. I’m super excited about the race now. It won’t be my best, but it’s a great start to getting back into racing again.
I’m hoping the rain will hold off enough today to allow me to get a 3 mile walk in with the boys. I don’t plan to run today. My legs need a rest. Then back to training on Tuesday. I’m going to try and get a 12 miler in sometime this week. Whew. No rest for the weary or anyone training for a race. 🙂
Make it a great week everyone!