Monday, February 25, 2013

OH MY GOSH 3 weeks!!!

3 weeks until the big day!!

2/24/13 - I had every intention of doing a nice, long, outdoor run this morning.  Cue the cold, POURING rain :(  I opted for a shorter (2.25mile) indoor run.  Still quite difficult though.  The cold is really going to kick my ass this year, I can feel it :(

2/25/13 - Terrible training day.  I started strong, felt really good and then barely completed 3 miles.  My hips were in so much pain.  ugh

2/27/13 - Another terrible.  This newly developed hip pain needs to hit the road, FAST.  Only got in 2.5 miles before I felt like I was going to be flung off of the treadmill from not being able to pick up my own feet. SO painful :(  I did however complete another 40 minutes on the elliptical machine, which makes me wonder what is actually going wrong.  I feel like I know a decent enough amount about anatomy; I am really hoping it's not my hip flexors, or joints rubbing together!!

Bad weekend.... No training :(

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

4 weeks!!

O.  M.  G.  I can't believe there is less than 4 weeks until race day!  I am getting excited, that's for sure!
This week I am going to concentrate on longevity of my runs.  I will be running 1+ hour every day, trying to prepare myself for the time it takes to compete the race, rather than the distance.  Wish me luck!

2/20/13 - Completed 3.55 miles in 45 minutes on the treadmill after almost 1 full week of no "formal" exercise.  Also, I was sans-albuterol, so I am pretty sure I did so much coughing everyone around me thought I was spreading the Bubonic Plague hahaha There was also the 1/4 mile walk to and from the car.  So we will call it 4 miles ;)  I am slightly disappointed in my FuelBand right now though.  I know it is not going to be 100% accurate, but it was off by about 30%. Hopefully when I get off the treadmill and onto the road it gets better!!

2/21/13 - Pretty big day!  I completed 5 miles in juuuust under an hour!  With my 5 minute cool down walk, my official time + distance was 5.32 miles in 1:05.  Not too bad!  My FuelBand is still pretty off :(  missed by 30% again tonight, and I am trying REALLY hard to have good form while I run, swinging my arms and whatnot.  Oh well, it's still getting the majority for now!

2/22/13 - No run today, working at the restaurant tonight!

2/23/13 - I had every intention of running today, and then didn't... fail.  But I am glad I didn't, crazy night at work had me running around wishing I could rack up the miles and cash them in come race day almost like "time-served" haha

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

5 weeks!

OK, so I am a bit behind... and by a bit I mean holy crap, I am really far behind!  School is kicking my ass, and on top of that I moved into my new apartment over last weekend, and this weekend was the wonderful winter storm Nemo, which had us held up inside for a few days.  But now I am focused (kinida) 100% (not really) on this race.  *School comes first.  Sanity second.  So if I have a choice between going for a run and sitting my ass on the couch after a 10hr day in the lab, I'm going to park it lol  I wish I could say differently, but I signed up for this race as something to motivate me and something fun to do.  I have no intention of becoming one of those people up at 5am running in the rain to train for it.  Sorry, not sorry. haha

2/13/13 - 1.4 miles walking (warm up/cool down too and from the gym) 1.75 mile run - first run in almost 2 weeks, so I felt pretty good.  Tomorrow I am going for a 5k.  ALSO, I hit 200K fuel points :)

2/14/13 - HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!!  I'm not sure I love running as much as this clip art makes it out to look like, but it'll do!

Didn't have a chance to run in the morning because, MORE SNOW!  Hopefully I'll get a run in this afternoon before work! (Update: didn't get a run before work, but we were slammed, so I definitely got a work out in!)

2/15/13 - Friday was a bust, so exhausted and needed to get writing done.  Asleep on the couch by 9:00pm

2/16/13 - Double shift at the restaurant.  No the kind of workout I would prefer, but it still counts