I can’t remember where I left off in regards to this crazy half marathon training, but I am at mile 8 right now.
I did 8 miles at an indoor track about a month(ish) ago and ran faster than I have ever ran before.
My training took me back down to build up my endurance for a few weeks and then winter just never ended.
I had to eek out a slippery snowy three miles, instead of a planned five miles, the other day.
I ended up getting in a few longer runs, five, six, and seven miles over the past weeks in the midst of madness (sick kid, crazy work, just random life stuff). I have felt great after each run, for the most part.
I did seven miles after not running for 7 days and it was just slow – again, time isn’t my goal but I would be lying if I didn’t say that was a little disappointing after having made some good progress with speed work in the past few weeks. But the sun came out during my run that day and that was wonderful!
I ran 8 miles with a friend this week – again, after not having been able to get any training runs in all week. It was faster than the 7 miles the week before, but it was crazy. We planned to run on a trail that was still covered in ice, obviously we didn’t know that(!), and ended up running through some neighborhood roads. I did NOT want to do that long run this past weekend but having someone to push me through it was just what I needed to get back on track.
My random running related questions for the week:
1) I keep getting blisters on the bottom of my feet, what gives? Is that normal?
2) My phone died right as I hit 8 miles, any tricks on keeping my iphone 4’s battery in check during these longer runs?
3) Has anyone found where spring is hiding?