Things have been going about the same around here. Just trying to keep up with my running. I didn’t get in as much this week as I had hoped, but after getting up to 12 miles last Sunday(outside) I was pretty sore and my legs felt like lead pretty much the whole rest of the week.
I have to say that I should have been doing my long runs outside much sooner. Doing them on the treadmill was great at getting my endurance up, but when it comes to running outside it is much harder on your legs. You are not running in a straight line, there are some small hills and obstacles which can take a toll on your legs for sure!! I was pretty proud of myself for getting all the way to 12 miles. There was a lot of walking, but I was able to get it done in 2:23!! I am hoping that I will do just as well when my first half marathon gets here in just 3 weeks. The only thing I am nervous about is getting enough fuel in before the race. I have been doing my long runs more after lunch and not used to running quite as early as the race will be.
I did two runs last week with my small running group so I am getting more used to running outside. Think my treadmill may be jealous 🙂
My totals for this week:
Friday- 2.88 legs were stiff and I had no energy!!
I am hoping to get in a slow walk today to loosen up my legs. Still also trying to find foods that help give me an energy boost and stamina to get better at my long runs and not have to walk quite so much. I know I will get there, but it gets frustrating at times.
Have any races you are training for? Have any tips to give me on foods to eat? Do you even like running?