I currently do not have a training plan so I feel like a chicken with its head cut off in terms of what I am supposed to be doing. That is my goal for next week, come up with a plan that I can actually commit with for the Sarasota Half Marathon I am running on St. Patty's Day.
The issues I have started having again with running were stomach aches. I will get into those when I talk about my runs this week.
Tuesday I met up with Michelle and her friend Kelsey at Four Green Fields for their run club. I have wanted to go to this for years, but never really had the time. I knew it was too soon to get into speed training, so I made my way over there after work. I didn't have any particular distance I wanted to go. I knew Michelle would be going 4.5 so I went the extra .25 out and ended right about 5.17 miles or so. I kept the average pace around 10:45. I was happy this was so much better than the 3.1 miles I did the week before when it hurt to keep a 11:27 min mile pace. At about mile 4, my stomach started to hurt. It hurt bad. I made it home but had to stop for gas on the way home. At the gas station, I was hurled over in pain against my car. I was happy to just make it home at that point. (From that point on, I was in and out of the bathroom for the next 3 hours, sorry, TMI) It was a lot of fun!
Thursday I dragged one of my running buddies, Misty out to Fitniche at Wiregrass mall for their weekly 5k. I have been doing this fun for over two years now, but was stopped when I was training for NY because I had 8-9s on my schedule and we know if I do 3, I wasn't going back out for 6. It was starting to get cold so I bundled up with as many layers as possible, but cool enough that I wouldn't be uncomfortable. I started off with Misty but she told me to go ahead. I am finally learning how to negative split! Yay!! This averaged a 10:21 pace for 3.1 miles
|My colorful warm outfit!|
|Thank you Meghan for the picture|
Meghan, Meghan, Tori, Me
|Me, Misty, Teresa, Elaine|
Next weekend I get to participate in the Go Dirty Girl Mud run!! I am so excited! It will be my first mud run!
I want to start more cross training and strength workout soon, what do you do to help your running?
When setting goals, How do know what you are capable of?
I always find that the most challenging part, what are your goals?