Monday, November 2, 2009

October Totals...

During the month of October I ran 162.60 miles.  A new PR for mileage!  I was also consist with doing speed work once a week.  Last week I tried doing intervals and a tempo run and I think that was a little too much speed work for me in a few days.  I know I eventually will be able to handle it, but I think I will stick to once a week speed work and then try a little more in December. 

My long run on Saturday was horrible, just horrible.  I went to Shawnee Mission Park to run a training run for the Pilgrim Pacer Half Marathon that takes place in November.  I ran this half marathon last year, and forgot how much I dislike this course.  It is really flat and then there is a mile long hill at the very end.  I think my legs were still tired from the speed work on Tuesday and Thursday and I should have just stayed home and run my usual course.  I kept telling myself not to run too fast but the only time I felt good during the run was when I was running at marathon pace. 

I went home complaining to Ken about how horrible it was and telling him that I have no idea why I think I can run a marathon in a few weeks.  It truly was one of those runs where I question why I run.  Ken gave me a nice pep talk and reminded me if it were easy, then everyone would do it.  I just hate how one long run is great and you feel like you could run forever and then one week later you struggle to run 14.5 miles.  I guess that is just the way that is goes.

I have new shoes that will be delivered this week.  I am branching out and trying Asics this time!


Wendy said...

Great job on miles!

I know exactly what you mean about one running being great and the next is so hard. I guess if they were all good, we wouldn't appreciate them as much. :)

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

My husband would try to talk me out of running if I complained to him!!!

Yeah, one day running is easy and the next day, it's hard. You never know!

Good idea on slowly adding speedwork!

So, when are your upcoming races?

Baron and Amelia said...

What date is the race in Nov? Wow that is some mileage. I ran over 40 last week... trying to keep up! I will see where I am at it at the end of the month. You are doing awesome.

Terri said...

That's some serious mileage totals. What a great husband to give you a pep talk after a disappointing run. It's wonderful to have support like that. I wouldn't worry about that half training run, after all you have been training for the full not the half. All that training and speed work is going to pay off. I bet you'll just rock that marathon.