I took a well deserved day off on Saturday. My hamstring were really sore from the workout on Friday so to be on the safe side I rested. My husband and I went out to a Mexican food restaurant Saturday night and I was proud of my choices. Instead of getting the shrimp fajita I opted for a small shrimp quesadilla. It was less calories and very filling.
Today I woke up and did a 10 mile run on the treadmill. I am thrilled that I actually made it that far on the treadmill! My long runs I definatly prefer to go outdoors but with a high of only 14 today and the wind blowing significantly I opted for the treadmill. I did walk around a mile but I got in the full 10 miles. I need to get in one more long run before my half on 2/7. My hamstrings are still pretty sore today so I don't know if my long run ultimately hurt me or helped me. I will find out tomorrow...I did some stretching after my run along with "rolling out" my leg muscles to promote blood flow. Nevertheless, I am taking tomorrow as a rest day so my muscles can heal. I can't afford an injury this close to the race. So I have 3 weeks and counting to my race. I will be so excited to get out of the cold weather for a few days!
I hope to finish my half in 2 hours flat. This is 15 minutes faster than my last half which I did in August 09. With the right weather conditions I believe this is doable. Here's hoping for warmer weather so I can actually get outside and run between now and 1/24!
My blog will follow my running journey up to and through my 1st Marathon... Chicago 2010! You will read about my inspirations, PRs (hopefully!), and of course my struggles. So feel free to share your stories as well!