Running tally ending Nov 1, 2009
I honestly think I have a few more great marathons left in me, but my motivation is diminishing. My heart isn't as into it as it once was. I have achieved my main 2 goals with the marathon: 1. Run a qualifying time for Boston Marathon (check, done it 6 times now) and 2. Run a marathon in under 3 hours (check, done it twice now). So now what? What should be my goal? I am too competitive with myself to run a sub-par time. I don't want to go through all the months of training only to be disappointed come race day.
The bottom line is this: I don't feel comfortable on my runs now. It all feels like such a struggle each time I hit the road. What is wrong? When will I feel better? It may have to do with diet. I am trying to consume more protein. I don't think I get enough. I also don't drink enough fluids throughout the day. Today I drank more and felt better on my 5-miler. We'll see.
Below is what I did last week, ending on Sunday.
|Date||Time||Mileage||Min/ Mile||Notes||HR Max||HR Ave |
|Oct 26, 2009||15:56||2.19||7:16||I ran to and from the gym while and then did elliptical and some weights. ||155|
|Oct 28, 2009||45:31|
|7:08||I ran in the Bay Bay area at night. I didn't feel too good. HR monitor didn't work since I had no water to wet the sensors. ||---||---|
|Oct 29, 2009||31:37||4.24||7:26||I ran on the treadmill at the gym. My calves were all sore and I didn't feel great. The pace on the treadmill was off too. It wouldn't speed up to what I wanted it to do. The machines at 24 Hour suck. I have been on better treadmills than these. ||164|
|Oct 30, 2009||32:28||4.66||6:59||I ran around my neighborhood here. I wasn't going to do more than 3 but felt like I had energy. I need to conserve for my long run tomorrow. ||169|
|Oct 31, 2009||1:28:52|
|7:08||I ran from my place down to Pacific Highway all the way up a mile past the Huntington Beach Pier and then reversed direction. It was about 6.9 miles up. I started at 10:30am, which was way too late on this warm Saturday. The sun was shining hard and by the middle of the run I had run out of energy. I had my Fuel Belt and used EmergenC in two of the bottles to get extra electrolytes. It wasn't enough. I got this wave of fatigue at about 8 miles into it. I barely hung on. When I got to the bottom of the hill back to my apt (with another 1.3 to go) I just stopped. ||170|
|Oct 31, 2009||10:04||1.33||7:33||After 5 min of walking to recover I ended up running slowly the rest of the way home. My body was trashed from the 13+ miles. Not a good feeling. ||---||---|
|Nov 1, 2009||10:04||1.7||---||I ran to and from the gym. Body very sore. ||---||---|
|Week ending Oct 25, 2009||---||32.95||---||Identical to last week's total. Not sure how I feel. I am tired and sore. It took several days to get over my long run. ||164.5|
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