This was a good Saturday. Kelly, Mark (Kelly’s Husband), Clara and Katy (Clara’s Mom) all met up at the Town Market Square for an 8.5 mile run/walk. Since my training schedule said I should have been doing 3/2 intervals instead of the 1/1 or 2/1’s I was doing, I decided to following the training guide! I was last, which I wasn’t very happy with. When I started, my shins (right where the ankle meets up with the top of your foot) started hurting. It hurt all the way until mile 4. After that, it felt ok. Don’t know if it took that long for it to warm up or if my endorphins were finally kicking in. I wasn’t going to argue! My last couple of miles were better than my first few for that reason. I was thrilled with the fact that I was able to keep up with the 3/2 intervals for the entire workout. I only skipped 1 run interval to try to let my shins recover a bit. On the way back, I saw a dragon boat race going on. Too bad I wasn’t able to see the outcome!
Next week is the running clinic at CrossFit Point Break. Clara and I are partnering up, so I’m looking forward to being a better runner. Maybe I can finally increase my speed!
I spent the rest of today working on my quilt blocks with my Aunt Linda. What a great day!
Originally, I wasn’t going to start my marathon training until August 14th; However, Clara and Kelly started training for their 1/2 marathons on June25th and invited me to join them. We’re meeting at 7AM…yes, that’s 7 in the morning on a Saturday. I am not a morning person, but if you don’t go that early you risk melting to death!
Kelly, Clara and Me
I wasn’t able to make the first workout day, but I made it this past Saturday. We met up at Tamarac Park and put in a 5K. I ended up with 52 minutes, which wasn’t bad considering I wasn’t trying to go fast. My PR for a 5K is 50 minutes, so I think I can beat that now! The run got tough as the miles added up. It has been quite a while since I’ve walked/run more than a mile. My left hip was griping at me all day Sunday. That’s alright…I’ll work through the kinks! We’re meeting up again this Saturday, maybe I’ll try to go a little faster this time!
I’m excited to do my Marathon on Jan 1, but I’m also extremely nervous. After my 1/2 my legs were dead. I don’t know that I could have gone another 13.1 miles. But, I’m going into this with the mindset that I have plenty of time to do the miles (about 9 hours) so if I have to crawl across the finish line, so be it! Hopefully, I won’t chicken out and drop it down to a half.