Freezing for the South - windy, cloudy, and wind chills in the 30's. Don't laugh my Nothern and Western friends - remember we have humidity that makes the temp feel really cold. It's running weather, but that's about it. Anyway, I was exhausted and headed to bed at 9:00pm. Around 11:30, I woke up and couldn't sleep. This is so frustrating. It was around 2:30 when I finally went back to sleep. Urgh! So this morning I wake up feeling like I have a hangover, and I didn't have a drink.
(Me thinks, me will go for a short run to snap out of the tired feeling.)
Sat. morning we had another group run. We had 8 runners in our group and 3 other runners, running a different pace.( The Unsung Runner was in the small group. She is training for her 1st full marathon ) It's fun to run as a group because the miles go by so fast. The plan was to run around 9:30-10:00 pace, but I forgot my Garmin. I think we ended up running around 9:15????? Sweet! No problems with the hip, and so far today, it feels ok. To get the group organized, I posted a message on facebook, twitter, and our running club website forum. Sometimes no one can make it, other times we have a nice group.
This week's training:
Monday - Jog 2 miles, 10 min walk am, push-ups, yoga @ The Yoga Room, and walk 2 miles pm.
Tues - 3 miles - 1 mile w/u 9:38, 1 mile tempo @ 8:10 pace, and 1 mile c/d @ 9:38 pace
Wed. - walk 3 + miles with a friend
Thur. - jog 3 miles on dirt
Fri - 24 min core dvd and 30 min walk
Sat. - 10 miles around 9:15 pace, short weight workout, and 15 min stretch pm
Sun - today will be a 2 mile run and 10 min walk for sure and we will see if I get to any other training
So I will end with 20 miles of running. (normally, I would be around 35 miles at this point in training)
Last week I didn't feel the hip at all, and this week after adding the 1 mile tempo, on Wed., I could feel it again. I felt it Tues. and Wed. and that was all for this week. I am not having issues with easy running and I am happy about that. I plan to do another short tempo this week. If I continue to have issues after the tempos, I may be "running easy" to Boston. You guys know this is not my first choice, but my main goal is to be able to run it.
Overall a good week! Happy to still be running!