Dopey training: week 6
Wednesday: body pump + 9 faster miles
Thursday: body pump + 4 faster miles
Friday: rest (leg was kinda hurting so just carb loaded. Oops lazy charley)
Saturday: 20 miles (8:47 pace)
Sunday: 14 miles (8:20 pace). Today I was taking no prisoners. I missed a run so I did what I had to do to get the miles in.
I’m going to spend the evening with my foam roller and my stick
- need to run outside more
- need to stick to the plan more and stop taking lazy rest days
- need to think more about how I’m going to approach my leg and muscle care for the dopey challenge.
Scenes from tonight’s run.
Halfway tonight’s run.
Although I went and bought 20 pounds worth of gels last week as I was cleaning my room today I found these goodies left from half marathon training. Woop Woop. Good flavours too - tropical and strawberry!
Things that you probably shouldn’t do after running 20 miles: go out, drink wine, wear massive heels. Oops.
Another 20 miler completed
This one was with other people. the pace was about 20-30 seconds slower than usual but I felt so much worse. At mile 18 I felt like I was walking and I spent a good solid 10 minutes post run making questionable noises because everything hurts and i think I swore about 5 times per mile for the last 5 miles.
It’s done though. Don’t want to think about running right now.
Got to go to a big party tonight :S and somehow muster the courage to at least attempt a run tommorow even though it should be 14 miles. I will see how crappy I actually feel :s
Right now I cannot fathom a marathon. I even had one extra energy gel today. Meh.
I’m so glad I decided not to run last night because I’d’ve only been worse.
Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did.— Nelson Mandela (via therebelrunner)
So my groin is feeling pretty tight today so I’ve decided not to run my scheduled 10 miles and rest and carb up as I’ve got 20 miles first thing in the morning….. This means 14 miles may have to happen on Sunday….. Well that’s good training for dopey I guess