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When is that Marathon again?

Posted by katrinwolfe Mar 19, 2011

The Pittsburgh Marathon is less than two months away.  I cannot wait to get this training over with.  I am hitting the wall mentally.  It is getting tough to be motivated to run.  Plus I wish Spring would come and just stay.  The temperatures are way too up and down for me.  I should know better and this is what Spring is normally like in Western PA but I am still frustrated.  I am definitely getting nervous about the race but I am ready to have my normal life back, well my regular workout routines back.  What is a normal life anyway, hehehe?

 

I am so ready to not have to deal with tripping during runs, and the rolled ankles that are inevitable.  I am ready for normal sleep patterns to return.  I have realized that I currently need about 9 to 9.5 hours of sleep a night to function at a good level.  I am ready not have to worry about do I have all my running gear packed.  I am ready not to have to wear my hydration belt.

 

The whole process is a tough mental game and I am glad I am currently beating the challenge.  However, it gets harder and harder as the training goes on.  Yesterday I was suppose to have a seven mile run.  Through out the week I over did myself physically.  I had to substitute for some group exercise classes.  I taught a cycling class for the first time in six months.  Can you say a major cause of DOMS followed? Also, I did some personal training which I usually don't do.  Training adds some extra stress.  In addition, I am in the process of changing jobs.  I have two weeks left in my current position and then I immediately start my new job.  That is a huge stress but a good one.  So when it came down to running 7 miles yesterday with sore, tired body it does not really work.  I got about 2 miles in and decided to listen to my body.  You need to take a break.  I learned yesterday that even though I was not scheduled for a rest day sometimes you have to give yourself a rest day.  I did a short walk because the weather was beautiful and then went home for a nap.  I also went out to dinner and a night out with friends.  It as much needed.

 

This morning I slept in.  I did not set an alarm and just let my body rest.  I slept till almost 10am, which is unheard of for me.  I then had a nice breakfast and then finally went for a run.  I had 8 miles today.  I did the whole run.  Not a bad run.  I did trip at one point and then rolled my left ankle a little but otherwise a good run.  I did some hills and the sun was out.  The temperature was perfect for a run.

 

Next week I have a training race that is a 30k.  I am so glad it was not this weekend.  I am not excited that I still have to teach all of my group classes but that soon will be ending.  It will be nice for the last month of my training that I can focus on running and not have to teach any group exercise classes.  I think that is not helping me very much.  I am running more than I have done in my life and adding a lot other exercise even if it teaching is not much fun.  I want to conserve as much energy as possible.           

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Crazy Week

Posted by katrinwolfe Mar 5, 2011

It has been a crazy week.  I have some good news but I am not going to announce it until next week.  I just have to finalize some stuff but I am so excited.

 

The week was crazy because of work and life.  I was tired a lot but not a sick tired.  I also tried to push five days of work into four.  I didn't want to take off Friday but I also didn't want to spend all day in the office.

 

I was so tired all this week.  I rarely was up past 9pm all week.  The only night I was up late was Tuesday and that is because I have to close at work.  I think last weeks running took a toll and my body.  I was just allowing myself to heal so to speak.  Even last night (Friday) I went to bed early.  I went out to dinner and a movie with friends.  As soon as I came home I was in bed.  The only good thing about early to bed is early to rise.  I like being able to get up easy in the early AM.

 

I was glad to have a "off week" or a micro-cycle.  My long run was seven miles.  I had to rough spots th is week.  My run on Friday of six miles was tough.  I did it on the treadmill early in the morning before work.  I wanted to get into work early so I could get on the road to come home to Johnstown.  I had some stuff planned for the weekend, and I did not want to be at work all day Friday.  I decided to do my run on the treadmill since I was already at work.  I was never able to get a good pace going.  I struggled to get the six miles in.

 

My long run was seven miles.  The only big thing about the run was I rolled my ankle about half way through.  I stepped on a rock.  Some crazy language came out and I had to walk for about 1/2 mile.  I did get the run finished.  I was also able to get it in before the major ran that is in Western PA for the weekend started.  My left foot is a little tight this evening but nothing major.

 

I am currently looking for a water belt for my long runs.  A lot of places do not carrying them in the store.  I guess I am going to have to order one online.  I don't like having extra stuff on my body but I know I need to have some type of hydration regularly now that I am in the longer runs.  I tried to do the place water out before the run but I can't guarantee they will be safe or that will be my exact route.  I have definitely had to change routes during a run.  I also need to get the carb gels or beans for the long runs.

 

Oh well the whole thing has been relatively fun.  I hope it continues that way.

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katrinwolfe

katrinwolfe

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I am new to the world of running. I am golfer that is looking for another way to compete in amateur events.

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