It has been another up and down kind of week. I did go on my first run with a local running group that met at 5 am. Have to say that was a bit hard to do and I didn’t run very well since my body wasn’t used to getting up that early and I wound up going to bed early that night. It was nice to run with other people and it sure makes the time go by much faster.
I was supposed to go on Friday as well, but my pain was spiking again so I decided to bow out and just did 3 miles on my own later in the morning. I am hoping to go at least once if not twice with them this week.
I am pretty proud of myself and for my long run I went 10 miles to get ready for my half marathon in March. I was able to do it in 2 hours and 7 minutes on the treadmill. It was tough and I had to take a couple of walking breaks, but pushed as much as I could. I am trying to figure out my fueling and water consumption. I went through a lot of water so am thinking for the actual half I will need to wear a belt with water bottles and also wind up getting water along the way.
I think I am down a little bit weight wise, but was up a little today because of all the water and food I ate yesterday. I am not too worried about it though. Just going to keep doing what I am doing to get my race done and if I happen to lose more then an added bonus. Still hoping to one day get back into size 8, but am trying to remind myself to focus on running and eating the best I can.
Next week will be my longest run of 12 miles before I taper the weeks right before the race. Wish me luck!!! Any running tips you have would be greatly appreciated!!