Sunday, August 11, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
This is the 3rd time I am trying to write the same post now. I wasn't able to post any thing the last two weeks kept getting an error message but could not find help with the issue. I am now going to make this really quick. Today I did the Westport 4.1 miler, It felt like chicken soup out there. My only goal was to finish. I was very sensible and took it very easy. I now bring my water bottle with me on every run and in every race it just makes sense. I manage to finish just under 40 minutes which was fine with me on a day like today I was happy to finish. I went into the water after the race and that made it so worth it. Well there you have it not much I know but I have a feeling I will be coming back here more often than not.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
I did another hot and humid race this morning. After I finish, I headed for the water, there were people already in the water which made it more tempting than ever. I can't believe it but for the first time in as many times as I've been here, I took a dip. I took my shoe and sock off and went in for about 5 minutes. Wow what a wonderful way to cool my body down. I believe it was just as hot and humid last year but I added 2 minutes to my time this year. I could give a lot of excuses but I am choosing not at this time. Monday I will start back on my training schedule for NYC. I believe I will have to do what is best for me. I have been toying with the idea of doing most of my training runs on the treadmill. I am going to start and see how it goes.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I have been feeling pretty burn out lately although the year started off on the right track. Last week I did the the Farfield Half and that really did it in for me. I finally decided that I had to take a break, I just can't keep going like this, so two little weeks, how bad could it be . The good- I decided I must, The Bad- I had just started my 20 week training program for NYC. I did not run at all on Monday, Tuesday I just could not miss the XC 3 miler predicted time race so I did it anyway. Wednesday I did not run, I was held up at work so I miss my Wednesday night group. Thursday no running only Zumba, and Friday I wanted to jog to the gym 1.5miles do some weight training and jog back home. That didn't work, I ran 7 miles and felt ok at 12 min pace. Today I did the Norwalk Summer Series 5 miler of course I couldn't miss it. I didn't know what to expect but it went surprisingly better than I thought and managed to pull of 9:15 pace. I still have a week to go of this rest. Hoping to do better than I did last week but it looks like I still have the same schedule :(.