What a busy, great weekend so far! I need to fill you in! A few good workouts in the book for this girl!
It started thursday. I had cross training, lifting and an easy run but wanted to get my sweat on so I did this
Next time I will either do 10 rounds or double everything to 10 and 20. It was enough to make me sweat but not as horrible as I wanted it to be.
Friday morning I was on the treadmill for hill sprints. YEP. Do you know how incredibly hard it is to run at a 7:08 pace for 3:30 at a SIX PERCENT INCLINE. dude. hands down hardest workout yet. Doing it 6 times too was no fun. Not only did I work my ass of but….I’m an pretty sure I had to do this the day before my long run. oh man.
Friday I was feeling kind of crappy most of the day and didn’t eat enough so I was terrified that my Saturday run was going to suck. I made sure to fuel up properly the night before.
Along with fueling the right way, Friday also consisted of J and I driving the marathon course and dropping water or gatorade every 4 miles.
I have made it pretty far in my training without having to do this but with 20 miles on the agenda, I knew I didn’t want a fuel belt. Oh, and I also had no clue where I was going and was terrified of getting lost.
Saturday morning…. I was freakin nervous. I had plans to meet my runner friend at mile 10 but I was still worried I wouldn’t finish it. Once I was done freaking out, J dropped me at mile 1 and I was off to complete at least 20 miles.
I fueled with water/gatorade and shot bloks every 4 miles. I made sure to watch my pace and not go out to fast. I kept my mind busy with thoughts OTHER than “holy shit i can’t do this.” I met with my friend at mile 10.
I think it was the combination of everything because I had an awesome awesome run. I mean, the day after doing KILLER hill sprints, I go out and rock 20.5 miles with 8:45 average pace. Seriously, that was the confidence boost I needed.
I was also a good little runner and got in the pool to stretch out immediately after my run. It was recommended that I swim for 20 minutes. Well, considering the pool was so cold that it doubled as an ice bath, I dropped it down to a whopping 8 minutes and called it a day.
The rest of the day was spent refueling, randomly stretching and cleaning the house.
Like I said, great weekend so far!