Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 2 has begun.

I ran more today than yesterday. Every post should start out like that. Which means I ran more than I walked. I'm doing the first two weeks of training twice. I wanted my training to end with a race and this training fell short two weeks. Yes, I could have just waited two weeks to start training, but that's too long. The likelihood of me not starting is as likely as rain in Seattle.

I talked to myself a lot (in my head obviously), who runs and talks? Not me. I like the idea of running with someone, but I don't want to use what little energy I have on talking. I found myself talking more and observing what was going on with me while running. You know poor form, leg pain or the side ache from the spit I swallowed. I have no idea how I'm going to eat and drink will running a marathon. I get a side ache from swallowing my spit. I rarely eat before working out unless it's two hours in advance.

I'm keeping track of my running/walking on the schedule on my fridge and also on the DailyBurn. I don't think I like that site all that much, but I really signed up to enter food and keep track to make sure I'm eating what I should be. Or at least know what the pizza I ate last night cost me. I didn't want to be rude and tell my friends know I can come over, I'm training for a marathon and don't eat pizza. At least the pizza didn't cost me in weight gain. Maybe in energy.

I took a slightly different route today. I'll measure it later. I went up a hill to avoid another hill. Where's the logic in that? No idea, but my neighborhood is full of hills and I wanted to run on flat spots so I had to avoid some hills and take others to get more flat spots.

Day 1 of week 2 is done! Tomorrow is a rest day. Rest days are a great way to start and end the week. I took my training schedule from "The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On With Your Training" It's funny and practical and certainly worth reading.

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