Another week has come and gone folks. I am one week closer to my 3rd half marathon. Only 5 more weeks to go!
So how did I do with my training this week? Ehhhh… It could have been better.
I felt super sick and queasy on Wednesday and forced myself to skip my cross training. Wait a sec, who the hell am I kidding?! I wasn’t feeling well at all so I gladly took the day off. And you know what?! It was WORTH it! I woke up feeling like a whole new person on Thursday.
Then, Saturday I had 9 miles scheduled. 9 miles is BY FAR my worst mileage. It seems so pointless. You get SO close to double digits, but not close enough to claim victory. I think that messes with my head a bit. It was a HARD run for me mentally. I just wasn’t in it. I cut it short at 7.1 miles and honestly I’m surprised I made it that far.
Sunday, I ran 2 faster miles to try and make up for the 2 miles missed the previous day. IT WAS HARD. Why the heck were those two miles so hard?! Oh yeah, cuz this dumbass forgot that I had the incline at 2% the WHOLE time.
Impromptu hill workout, FTW! I followed that run up with 5.1 miles on the bike in 20 minutes, 100 crunches, and 200 side to sides.
Total mileage for the week: 16.1 miles
Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
I think I have figured out that I am not consuming enough calories during my long runs. I typically have Jelly Belly Sport Beans because they are ridiculously delicious, but I tend to forget to eat them until it is too late. And only eating a couple of them is not enough…
I end up feeling a little light headed after my run is over until I get some calories in me. Chocolate milk is AMAZING for that, by the way. I think I am going to attempt having a whole peanut butter sandwich during my 10 miler this weekend. Seems like it would be hard to forget about a sandwich. It also seems like an easy and delicious way to get some calories in my body. I’ll let you know how it goes.
How do you fuel during your long runs?