…and this is what it’s all been for! T-1 week!! 😬 #vegas #halfmarathon #stripatnight
I feel like I’ve been having trouble motivating myself some days, but most of the time, I get over it, and get it done.
Today was one of those days.
Between my friend and I, (who was also not very motivated,) we managed to muster up enough motivation to get in a solid 10 miles!
Technically, my running plan called for 11 miles today, but I’m trying not to get too caught up in the numbers…plus, I like to think that pushing the jogger might make up for that…maybe, at least a little?
T-2 weeks 😬
#runningwithkids #vegas (at Oceanside Pier)
Almost here…T-3 weeks!! Eeekkkk!!! 😬
Today was my last “race”…a 15k. So, I didn’t actually have any races during my training, so instead, tried to simulate my own. It didn’t really work out so well for my first two, but that’s all part of it, I guess. Not every run is gonna go the way I want.
Happy to report that today went much better! I still started out a little faster than usual, but I was able to build into it, maintain a pretty good pace, and finish strong. Probably about halfway, I started to experience some mind games, but I pushed trough and feel like I broke past the barrier! I was definitely looking forward to the end, but I wouldn’t say I was totally spent.
Now it’s only two more long runs and then off to Vegas!
Once again, long time, no post! I have lots of things I’m supposed to write about too :/ Things have just gotten really crazy!!
Anyway, just wanted to share my good deal for the day! I’ve been in need of a new pair of running shoes. Fortunately for me, Groupon has another deal at The Running Center! Looks like I’ll finally be getting mine!! Just wanted to share in case anyone local sees this!!
As far as my training for Vegas…I’ve been doing pretty good with it. I’ve been finding it difficult this to motivate myself, (especially this week,) but I’ve been getting most of my runs in. Only a few weeks left! Actually, it’s less than a month away!!
Probably would have gone way better! It was at least 20 degrees cooler!
Today, I should have listened to that little voice that told me to get it done.
Instead, I decided to run in the afternoon. The way I’ve been feeling lately, is that Sunday is my only day to “sleep in” so I’ve been “lazy”. I keep trying to justify it too, because my race will be late afternoon. Actually most of my long runs for my marathon were mid-day and hot, (nap-time,) so I’m not sure what’s going on right now.
Well, today was my 10k race. Again, I did my own unofficial race, and again, it didn’t go so well. I tried to run it smarter than last time, but I think it was just too hot for what I was doing. In fact, my tempo run the other day went much better than today.
So, now I’m 2/2 for bad “races”. I think actual races may have been a better idea. Regardless, I’m glad I did it and it’s over. Time to move on…