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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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  • v DOVESEYES
    Great work
    1229 days ago
  • v KELTIC-CARA
    Pace yourself and I'm glad you included the one day rest.

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    1229 days ago
  • v GETSTRONGRRR
    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!
    1229 days ago
  • v LEW0213
    Sounds like you are doing great! Here's hoping you get some warmer weather.

    Linda
    1229 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    You have some excellent goals. Remember to listen to your body when it needs rest.
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    STETSER
    1230 days ago
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