Well since my last post I have joined a new running group, bought a dog ( a Morkie named Buster) gone head first into my new job, raced a half marathon, and reduced my miledge a good bit.
This new group I train with runs at 4:45am mon,wed,fri and 6:30 on saturdays. We also meet tuesdays at 5:15. Because I typically dont come home from work till after six, I rarely run in the afternoons now. Whats the point? I am not training for anything big except for a couple of 5k's late in the summer.
Problem is, my long runs are now with the boardtown group, and we usually take long water breaks which I am having trouble getting used to. Yes, my pace has been getting down to around 6:45 per mile on my regular run days, and can drop down to 6:30 on my long runs for quite anumber of miles--- but I havent been able to do more than one workout and a hard long run per week because the change in training has been so hard to get used to.
I really have enough time to get 10 miles in most mornings, but it seriously effects my jog performance, and right now, I cannot afford to be hungry all the time (or tired for that manner). And, at the end of the day I just want to go home and be with my family, and not run. 8 miles is enough for me. NOt only that, I am taking thursdays off! And sundays I barely run! I havent done this since I started running. I feel so guilty but why bother getting myself fatigued right now.
So I have a new Morkie named Buster, hes almost 12 weeks old and the cutest thing you have ever seen. Thats his picture on this post.
Besides the fact that I have significantly reduced my miledge, my training has been pretty good. I wish I would have posted some of the runs we have done...but I just didnt get around to it.
As for the half marathon..I ran a race in Jackson last weekend, pretty low key, I really used it as a long run...but ended up getting heat exhaustion by the end. I would have never won it anyway, I settled for second before the gun went off (I was being realistic). Not only could I not have won, I couldnt be bothered trying to race. I am to exhausted and mentally drained. Still pocked $250, which was not much but a nice treat for a long run effort....probably not worth me having to sleep all day sunday.
I promise to try to better about blogging my training from now on...promise to TRY. lol.
Happy Running everyone!