- Run: 0.75 mile run, 0.75 mile walk back home – stupid foot pain!
- Deep Water Run: 60 minutes
- Elliptical: 40 minutes
- Road Bike: 5 minutes
- Deep Water Run: 90 minutes
- Eecumbent Bike: 30 minutes
- Walk with my Mom!: 30 minutes
- Strength Training, combo of upper body, lower body and core exercises w/ BOSU: 45 minutes
- Deep Water Run: 90 minutes
- Run: 8 miles – foot-pain free! WOO!
Today I had a 12 miler on the training schedule. I ended up going just a tad longer for 12.2. It was a VERY brisk morning, with the temps in the teens, and a nice little headwind. In addition, I had quite a bit of snow to deal with on my training route. Seriously people, shovel your flippin’ sidewalks! This extra snow added a bit of a challenge and did affect my overall pace. However, I felt great the entire run, and my feet only bothered me a few times when running through the snow. Nothing major, just a tinge here or there of something. Half way through my run I loosened up my shoelaces and my feet felt better.
Stats from today’s training run:
Total time: 1:44:03 for 12.2 miles (8:31 pace per mile)
First 6.1 miles: 52:59 (8:41 pace per mile)
Second 8 miles: 51:04 (8:21 pace per mile)
Resulting in a 1:55 negative split
Not as fast as previous weeks, but like I said, I have been really lucky with barely any snow and wind on my long runs thus far in my training.
After my run, I took a quick shower to warm up, threw on some yoga gear and hightailed it to my yoga class. Today there was an intensive going on in the large studio, so the Sunday class students had to squeeze into a room about 1/5 the size as the large classroom. Let’s just there was no comfort zone in existence today. It was also much warmer in this room with a combo of the running space heater, sun shining through the windows and the room being over capacity. This was my WORST yoga class to date. I thought I was going to pass out during two separate moments. Each time I zoomed out of the classroom and went to the restroom and splashed cold water on my face and drank some water. The second time I felt much worse like my blood sugar had plummeted. Thank goodness I had a clementine in the pocket of my coat! Yes, this is normal behavior for me, don’t judge. I ate the fruit, had more water, took a break for a minute or two, and then felt great and rejoined the class. I don’t do well with exercising in the heat, and with a combination of not rehydrating and eating enough between my run and class and also some other female-related factors caused me to feel so icky. I’m glad I bounced back instead of ruining everyone’s class by passing out and bouncing off of the floor!
Post class I swung by the Slow Train Cafe and snagged a vegan everything cookie and a dirty soy chai latte (soy chai infused with a shot of espresso) and was on my way to exercise recovery.
Since arriving home, I have been unable to satiate my thirst and hunger. The last few weeks I have experienced hunger pangs in the middle of the night and have had to consume a midnight snack. It is amazing how much more calories my bod needs during full-on marathon training. I am going start tracking my daily food intake tomorrow and try to estimate my caloric intake and output and see if I need to increase what I put on my plate. I am not interested in losing weight, I feel like I am at my happy racing weight and feel really healthy, strong and fit. I also am going to make more of an effort to get up just a tad earlier on Sundays so I have more time to eat some extra calories between my run and yoga class so I don’t have a repeat of today.
98 days until the Boston Marathon!