Two weeks down, sixteen more to go! These first two weeks went by quickly, I wonder if it will continue to feel that way?
Week 2 of my plan called for 3 miles, 5 miles, 3 miles, and 9 miles, as well as one cross training day, and two rest days. We did switch two days around so we could run the 5-miler over the causeway on a day that hubby had off.
Monday – 3.19 miles
Tuesday – PiYo (Core)
Wednesday – 3.17 miles
Thursday –5.02 miles
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 9.07 miles
Total for Week 2: 20.45 miles
The first two runs of the week went fine. However, the 5-miler just about killed me and almost got the best of me. I was tired before we even got to the causeway and the minute I started running, I knew it was going to be a tough one. Halfway through it, I was already questioning my ability to run the 5 miles on plan, let alone 26.2 miles in November. I was on the verge of tears and throwing up all at the same time and I kept asking hubby why it felt so hard. It was then that he reminded me that we did not eat dinner the night before and it all made sense. No fuel the night before or the morning of meant that I tanked before I even started. Stupid, stupid, stupid. But, I was thankful there was a reason for it because that was one mental run and my mind was winning. When the 5 miles was over, I was so happy to be done and looked forward to the next two days of rest. They were glorious and just what I needed going into my 9 mile run on Sunday. That turned out to be a good run, although it was hot and I was beat by the time we were done.
I was fortunate to not only have the company of hubby out there for the 9 miles, but also my friends Caitlyn and Corinna. It really helps the miles pass when you have company and support.
Overall, I’m pleased with how Week 2 went. The awful 5 miles on Thursday was a learning lesson and I will make sure to never skip dinner again the night before a run.
For Week 3, I have 3 miles, a 5 mile pace run, 3 miles, and then 6 miles on Sunday. The step down in mileage will feel pretty awesome before upping it again next week.
What is the stupidest mistake you have made during marathon training?