Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I usually only count inbetween days actually (like not today, not the day of the event) so I have 3 days between now and the Marathon! EEK!
I'm feeling a little better - stressors are still there but they don't seem as bad??? I guess that's the miracle that prayer and friend support can lend to you. :) THANK YOU FRIENDS!
So I'm thinking tonight a short run - 2 miles max, maybe a mile Thursday, and BAM marathon Saturday. I don't want my legs to get stagnant feeling. I also don't want them to be so tightly wound for action and unused to controlling themselves that they try speeding away from me at the beginning of the marathon. So although I have a fear of hurting myself before race day, I'm going to try to run and just be smart and listen to my body. I know it's irrational for me to think I'm gonna take a few steps and wreck my race. Sure it's possible. But is it likely? NO WAY. So stop being fearful, Dana! Don't be unreasonable, but LIVE LIFE!
I don't think I blogged about it, but my run Sunday was not so successful. I cut it short, although it was going well at the point that I decided to cut it short I just wasn't feeling it anymore.
it was scheduled 8 miles, I ran 6, I think 6 miles is the last Long Run on some beginner marathon plans so I didn't feel like I was doing anything stupid. In fact I congratulated myself on being very smart about it.
But earlier in the run I was trying to throw in a virtual 5K that my RWOL forum was running. After the first 2K I was feeling my breathing was odd, and my times were slower than my effort felt, so I decided doing the virtual 5K was completely unneccessary and back to my usual LR pace. But then I felt weird.
My legs just didn't feel like they were moving normally at ALL. I'm pretty sure my left leg was avoiding stepping on my heel, even though I wasn't experiencing heel pain. It's like that fear of running was being manifested in my leg subconsciously. I was like - RELAX LEG. You didn't hurt when we were running faster and you weren't acting crazy so WHAT'S YOUR DEAL. It may have been the camber in the road bugging me, but marathon day I won't be running off to the side anyway. When I could force my leg/foot to relax I felt fine.
It was just AWKWARD. haha. Also the breathing thing - I was a bit wheezy when I first slowed from my "5K effort" - I technically have asthma and it only ever is noticeable sometimes in winter when I go between heated areas and cold areas. I so rarely have to deal with any symptoms that when my last inhaler ran out I never bothered getting another one.
Well, last night I stopped at the pharmacy and picked one up JUST IN CASE. I definitely do not want to be unprepared for anything!