Monday, May 10, 2010

First day of week 5

Considering today was rainy, windy, cold, and I was ABSOLUTELY DRAINED, I got a good start to my training week. I forced myself to go to the gym even though I really didn't want to. I did 3 1/2 miles with sprints/speed training and did strength training for the first time in WEEKS! Even though I was so drained to begin with and really not motivated, it felt great to push past what I wanted to do and do what I KNEW I NEEDED to do!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

OK, now week 4 is done!

I decided to go out for a run today because the weather was really nice and the forecast is calling for rain the next 4 days. After my 11 miles yesterday I was thinking maybe 2 or 3 miles. Around 1 3/4 miles I thought, phew, I'll be doing good to get in 2 miles. But, then I pushed through and figured I'd go for 3. At mile 3 I was feeling really good so decided to do 4. At mile 4 I felt great and thought about continuing on, but wisdom told me I better not push it. Funny thing is I was exhausted before I started, really low on energy and now I'm feeling pretty good. I've run 70 miles in my first 4 weeks which is 11 miles more than my plan! I'm feeling pretty good about how I'm doing on my training.... just need to work on my speed and strength training. The rain in the forecast will be good for that - it's gonna force me to the gym!