After my Fiance's race on Saturday, seeing her do such an amazing job and seeing the runners that completed the marathon, it just urged me more to complete the half marathon and maybe the full marathon.
Sunday I woke up early and knocked out 8 miles before the kids were up. Honestly, these 8 miles kicked my butt pretty good. That is the longest I have run in a single run and my body has been pretty sore. To give my body some rest time, I skipped a run on my lunch break yesterday, but ran 4 recovery miles last night. As you can see, I'm starting to RAMP UP THE MILES.
I finished February with a total of 46.60 miles. My plan for March is about 25 - 30 miles per week, I think this will give me a good base to work towards the half marathon.
Now last night I had a hard time with my recovery run and perhaps some of you have went through this as well. I wanted to keep my pace between 9 and 10 minutes per mile. Well sure enough around mile two, my legs are warmed up, the soreness is gone, and I start to speed up. End up running the third mile at an 8:34/mile pace. After words when I was stretching and icing, I was asking myself, why cant I just keep the slow pace for the full run and be ok with the slower speed? Why do I need to show myself that my legs are feeling good or that I can speed up if I wanted to?
Have you ever set a pace for your run and find yourself speeding up time for no apparent reason? What does your training plan have for weekly miles right now?
Going to skip the trail run on lunch again today with another 4 mile recovery run tonight.
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!