Wow, what a busy week…and next week is going to be just as busy…bring it on!
Monday: I assumed that after last weeks 9.5 mile run my short runs this week would have been awesome. I was so wrong. I had such a hard time running on Monday it wasn’t even funny. I ran along the FDR again like last Saturday so it was beautiful to look at the water, but I was dragging. I took way too many walking breaks for a 30 min run, and my pace was slow as well. I wasn’t happy about it. I know I can run much better than I did this day.
Tuesday: I took a break this day. I thought about going to Pilates again, but I had homework I needed to catch up on along with a phone interview, so I took the day off.
Wednesday: I was supposed to do another 30 min run this day…but I didn’t. I had an interview with a great PR firm in the morning, and planned on coming home and running. I put on my clothes to go out for a run and then decided I was tired and didn’t want to. Bad attitude, I know.
Thursday: I made myself go out for a run this day because I didn’t yesterday and I knew I needed to get my ass in gear before the weekend run. This run was better than Monday’s. I felt good running it and I got my pace back down to what I’m normally at. It was just the confidence boost I needed before Saturday’s long run.
Friday: Rest day and exciting because I got the internship I really wanted!
Saturday: This weeks long run was only 4 miles, but I decided to do more. I was going to do next weeks 11 mile run because I’m going back home next weekend and I knew I wouldn’t fit in the 11 miles while I’m only home for a couple days. Well I didn’t run 11 miles, but I did run more than 4 miles. My knee and ankle were starting to hurt around the 4th mile, so I ended up stopping just after 6 miles. I didn’t want to risk an injury this close to the half marathon. I’m just hoping that the 12.5 mile run I’m supposed to do in a couple weeks won’t be too bad without doing the 11 miles first.
Well this upcoming week will be interesting. I’m starting my internship and I work Monday, Wednesday, Thursday…the same days I normally run. So now I have to move my schedule around a bit to figure out when I’m going to get my runs in. Can’t slack off with the half marathon right around the corner!