Sunday, June 12, 2011

Workout update - failure:(

Tuesday, June 7th - Last Bikram yoga groupon class :( I like doing different things and this was fun. I might get back into it after my marathon. I did walk to class, 3.26miles round trip.

Wednesday, June 8th - Boot camp with Stephanie - Sharon actually taught the class and did a great job.
34 push-ups in 2min.
5min of plank.
Lots of cardio and band work. It was a great workout.

Thursday, June 9th - I had plans of getting up at 5am and running before work, but I was tired. I had worked out everyday since Sunday. Taking a day off would be ok.

Friday, June 10th - Another off day. Tired and just in a blah mood. I just can't get myself motivated to workout on Fridays!

Saturday, June 11th - Free morning yoga on the harbor!! I walked there and around the neighborhood with a friend, stopping for brunch and at a flee market. It was a fun morning. I had my watch on for 1.46miles. I did walk more, but who is counting!

Later that day I met a friend to run 12 miles....For the sake of this blog, I am trying to be 100% honest and open.
That being said, this was my worst run EVER!! It was hot and I felt awful after ~4miles. I would have stopped if I was alone, but my running partner was "full steam" ahead. The results were not good and the aftermath was worse - emergency pull over on the drive home to "toss my cookies." Followed by more cookie tossing, shaking, chills, and nausea. It was a fun night! I was able to shower, rest, eat some greek yogurt with almonds, get more water in me, drink some natural Lemon-lime soda, and watched Sex in the City reruns until 1:30am. I was able to sleep until 10am, but still don't feel great.
I had a similar experience last June after a 10mile race in the heat. Summer marathon training might be more difficult that I thought!
On to the splits -
10.5miles in 1:37
Mile 1 - 8:48
Mile 2 - 8:37
Mile 3 - 9:04
Mile 4 -9:13
Mile 5 -8:51 (took a walk break to get water and eat sports beans after mile 4)
Mile 6 - 9:09
Mile 7 - 9:13
Mile 8 - 9:18
Mile 9 - 9:58
Mile 10 - 10:03
last 0.5 had a pace of 9:54
According to my watch, I had an elapse time of 1:46.09. I do stop my watch during walk breaks. I did a lot of walking!
I did cool down by walking another 0.95miles.

Lately, running has been hard and I am not in a good grove. I was after the 1/2 in March and then took it easy in April. I just haven't been able to get back to the same place. Maybe it is the heat, maybe it is stress in my life - let me tell you there is a lot!! I don't know. I just want to get back to a running happy place.

Sunday, June 12th - Recovery.... still feel weak, so I am alternating juice and water and eating bland food. Fun times!


1 comment:

  1. We all have those days... it just makes us appreciate the good ones. Hope you feel better!