Saturday, June 14, 2014

T Minus 10 Weeks

I hope everyone is enjoying this Saturday! It was a pretty standard Saturday in this house that went something like this:

- 6:45 am wake up (this was actually a treat to get to sleep this late!
- 9 am swim class
- 10 am grocery shopping
- 11:30 am kiddo lunchtime
- 12 pm little one nap time
- 1 pm big kid nap time and long run for mommy (8 miles)
- veg for the remainder of the day

Tomorrow marks 10 weeks until my half marathon. I'm much farther along distance wise than I was 10 weeks out from my last half. At that point, my long run was still only about 5 miles. My pace still needs some work though to get back to where I used to be (where I want to be).

Can you spot my mid-run hill??
While I was running today, I decided to go back on what I said the other day about continuing to follow the T25 schedule exactly. This was another ugly run for me. My overall pace was decent, but I felt horrible. My legs felt like I was fresh off a half marathon, and despite eating quite a bit in advance, I felt like I had no gas in the tank. It was a struggle the entire way, and there certainly was no runner's high at the end. Just exhaustion.

So I've decided to go back to using the 21 Day Fix as my primary program while I'm training, since it's much more focused on toning, and less focused on intensity and cardio. I'll probably mix in a little T25 as well, but only on the days when I don't run.

Ow, my shins!
I'm hoping after a week of being back on the Fix I'll feel a little rejuvenated. I barely had energy to keep up with the kids this afternoon, and even dozed off on the couch for a bit while they were playing in the living room. I'm tired of being tired!

I don't like quitting things, so I'm trying not to look at this as quitting T25. Just pausing until after my training season. Although that may not be until December since I'm thinking about running the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day again this year...

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Quick plug for my fundraising page:

I'm running the Hotlanta Half Marathon on August 24 as a member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Team Hope. I have a goal of raising at least $500 in memory of my grandma who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer 5 years ago.

Event Logo

Please check out my page and consider donating to this wonderful organization!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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