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Behind schedule on long runs

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I just got a little bit of a late start with my long runs this year.
It had to do with my body still adjusting to fewer carbs. Now that I feel I've adjusted I will do my regular long runs.
My half-marathon is coming up on March 2 and if I want to run it I want to be able to run 12 miles the week before and then have 9 days to taper.
So I decided to do a long run every 5 days instead of every 7 and increase 1 mile for each.
This is not ideal but should get me far enough to run, although maybe not PR which is not that important.
Today I ran 4 miles in 59min. 33 seconds, average heart rate 134 on the treadmill.
Hopefully the weather will warm up soon because I do much better doing long runs outside.
My strength training is going well. I was able to increase my upper body weights a little and do more reps with ab exercises. Our gym got some new equipment that allows me to use machines for a few things instead of using only free weights.
The main thing is to work out 6 times/week for at least an hour, better 90 minutes and take one rest day.

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    Great work
    1894 days ago
    Pace yourself and I'm glad you included the one day rest.

    1894 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan. I found that part of going low carb and exercising more was to take electrolyte supplements as part of my workouts. I really like the Hammer Endurolytes" from Amazon.

    Good luck!
    1894 days ago
  • LEW0213
    Sounds like you are doing great! Here's hoping you get some warmer weather.

    1894 days ago
    You have some excellent goals. Remember to listen to your body when it needs rest.
    1894 days ago
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