Monday, December 16, 2013
I am about 2 months away from my first half marathon. I would say my training is going pretty well. I have some minor aches and pains, but nothing that is terrible. My running schedule seems to be working for me. I run 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with alternating increased long runs on the weekends. For instance, this past weekend I ran 4 miles. On Saturday I am scheduled to run 11 miles. The weekend after that I will run 4 miles again (maybe if I can stand the cold temperatures in KC). I did 9.5 miles a few weekends ago, and it felt good. I ran it slower than the last few runs, but I was able to run all of it and feel decent. I was definitely getting tired at the end, but I figured I could probably go another half mile. I am getting faster on my shorter runs which is encouraging to me. It shows me that my body is getting stronger and that the training is paying off. The only downfall is I have experienced chafing, and it hurt. My hydration vest rubbed on my 8 mile run so I had to tape up my arm for my 9.5 mile. I had bad chafing on my thighs, and then I had some under my boobs. I didn't even think I could chafe there! Overall, things are going well. There are some days where I really have to talk myself into opening the door to get a run in, but I think that is true for everyone. Isn't it?