Another training week in the books! 4 more weeks till the New York City Marathon.
I am so excited, eager, nervous. I am one ball of emotions.
I am scared I didn't train enough but I also know, I will make it across that finish line (eventually).
Yesterday morning I was supposed to have 20-22 miles to complete. I was ready. I carbo loaded and hydrated yesterday. I was excited to start the taper. Then I woke up with a little gas. Sorry, this post may be TMI. With a stomach ache in the possible future, I was a little nervous about our location due to bathroom stops.
By 5 am, I was on my feet, stretched, and ready to go! I wanted to go back and meet the team at 6:30 or 7. I made it back in perfect time. I made it 4 miles out and back with no issues! Just the thought and tiny feeling I had to use the restroom. At Ballast point the restroom was open when I got back. I refilled my water, took some honey stingers, spoke with the Coach and we were off to conquer more miles. I had 14 more on my schedule.
I noticed early on that my pace was slower than normal. I was OK with that. My goal was to make sure my first mile was not my quickest. I normally set out too fast, and crash hard.
Back on the road I was able to talk to Lyle regarding my quad pain, tummy issues, the race not starting until almost noon and the fact I will be running through lunch!, and my pace. We figured its because I am incredibly busy and I have been slacking at getting in those runs after 12 hour wok days and a 2 hour drive each day. I know this week, medal to the pedal! My quad held up for 12. It was there, but I was able to run through it with out an issue.
At mile 10, 2 miles back on the route, my stomach started to scream. I had to stop and walk. I seared for a bathroom. I didn't know if I would make it the next 2.5 miles to the Publix on Bayshore or if I should turn around. Let it be known, there was also a porter potty I stalked this morning. I was going to attempt it but it was on someone elses property.. Was a little weeriee. So, that being said, I walked the 2 miles back just in case. I was able to walk relatively slow and then some speedwalk was thrown into the mix. It was a tough time back but I luckily made it, just in time. After that I called it quits.
I was very sad to have stopped, I didn't know how my stomach would handle the next 10 miles and truthfully, I didn't want to take the chance. The sun started to come up and new I would finish today. When the coaches came back in, I asked their opinion regarding running the next day to make up. Apparently it is not like running a 20 miler, but for me, more miles on my feet. I will do a 22 miler next week, so I have one more week before Taper!
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Sunday: Wow, my body totally felt that 10 miler! Today consisted of walking around Downtown as a little recovery.
Monday: Spin class! Totally kicked my butt because still sore! I was happy to get to the gym. It was my first time at the gym since..who knows
Tuesday: I thought it was necessary to be at work for 12 hours.. I didn't even notice until it was too late.
Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill. Pouring outside. I cut this short. Was supposed to be 4 miles but I felt the quad and didn't want to push it.
Thurday: After knowing my quad was still bothering, I foam rolled and prepped for the 20 miler I was supposed to have
Friday: Rest Day!! Carb and hydrate
Saturday: 12.5 miles (read above)
How did your workouts go this week? I was excited to get to the gym twice. Not much for many of you, but I am still downing in work.
How do you say NO to work and YES to the gym? Any hints or tips for me? I can't go in the morning because that means running at 3 am, and I am a scardy cat.
Also, I know you are eagerly waiting for a recap of Tower of Terror 10 mile race. I haven't started. But I am still going to do it. Please be patient with me :)
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