What a week of training. Emotionally, I have been all over the map and my sleep has been awful, but the marathon waits for no one.
It was back to Central Park for the second long training run of the marathon season. It was a gorgeous, hot summer morning.
I learned from my other training runs, that I needed a better nutrition and hydration routine. This run was much better on both fronts. Breakfast was eaten an hour before the run and I took Pro Blocks and Gatorade with me. This was a NYRR event so there was plenty of water stations, plus Misting sessions which was wonderful.
Mile 10 hit and there was the dreaded SUCK. I felt tired and ready to be done, but with 4 miles to go. It’s the brain saying stop and the body following suit. There was nothing wrong with my legs, so I told the brain to shut up and finish. It was tough, really tough. Every week I want to push it further out and continue to gain stamina.
Luckily, there are 72 days until the race so plenty of time.
Update- Sherpa down! Chuck’s knee pain has become severe and he is off to the sports orthopedic surgeon this week. We have done all the self care we could on this injury and now its time for medical intervention.
I am ready to start the next week. This Tuesday is hill training with the running class. YIKES.