Saturday, March 02, 2013
Yesterday, it was my long run day; I am still running indoors on the treadmill because it is still too cold to run outside (too cold for wimpy me, that is). I was doing the Jeff Galloway week 7 day 4 which was to run 11 miles. I choose to do the 2:30 /1 ratio of run/walk. I did ok until mile 10 then I got hungry and it was a struggle to keep going. I think I need to work on finding out what will work the best for an energy boost.
Since the treadmill only goes for an hour, I took a small break after the first hour (similar to a water break). I ate a fig and part of a banana. Then got back to running for another hour. I managed to run 5 miles each of those hours, that was my goal. But I just wasn't able to keep the pace for that last mile.
I am satisfied that I kept the pace for the 10 miles because I wasn't sure that I would be able to keep it up as long as I did. I had a small moment of discouragement when I thought that if I had to go 13 miles then I would not beat my time from last year. I quickly dismissed that thought because I still have 8 weeks to train and that is plenty of time to improve.