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Personally, I think the difference between training for a 10k and training for a half marathon is I have to go running even when I really, really don’t want to. You can get by on a 10k with blowing off some long runs, but I know I’ll regret not sticking to my training schedule during the half, so I’m trying to be good!

I know it’s all a means to an end–I want to do this race, so I have to put in the time.

So, at 7:00 PM, I realized the day had totally gotten away from me, jumped up from my desk, and threw on my gym clothes. I knew if I didn’t leave within 20 minutes, I would never go. I quickly ate my pre-run snack (yogurt + Grape Nuts) and headed out the door.


My legs felt like molasses the entire time. My arms were heavy. It was raining (again). But, I tried to think positively, and once I hit the 3.0 mile mark and could turn around, I felt much better! The last 30 minutes of my 6.0 mile run was much more pleasant and I am so glad I went! πŸ™‚

Here are my statistics:

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 160 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 178
  • Calories Burned: 540

When I came home, I had a protein shake (mmm protein chunks!):


Lunch and Errands

We did work this morning and then took a break to eat lunch. I made us stir-fry tofu, turkey bacon, mustard, spinach, and Colby Pepperjack cheese sammies. It was surprisingly delicious! We split a plum and a carrot as well.

Future Husband is cautious of tofu, but he liked it! I think the turkey bacon made it feel more “meaty.” πŸ™‚
After lunch, we checked out Future Husband’s little brother’s college apartment (very cool). Then, we went to Costco for the essentials. It was SAMPLE DAY! I had a cracker with cheese:

A Costco lady actually yelled at me for taking pictures inside of the store. It was weird! I also had a cracker, but there’s no picture because I dutifully kept the camera tucked away. πŸ™‚ Then, we stopped at the grocery store and bought stamps to mail out our wedding invitations. I couldn’t resist getting a little chocolate, so Future Hus and I split a Dove Dark Chocolate bar.

Now, I’m watching the Olympic Marathon (the men’s) and it is absolutely insane. They did the first 4 miles in 18 minutes….Dang! I enjoyed a nice bowl of oatmeal and a plum for dinner (too tired to cook!!), but I forgot to take a picture… sorry! πŸ™‚ See you for a nice run tomorrow!

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  • Heather May 11, 2010, 3:20 pm

    perfection!

    “I think the difference between training for a 10k and training for a half marathon is I have to go running even when I really, really don’t want to. You can get by on a 10k with blowing off some long runs, but I know I’ll regret not sticking to my training schedule during the half.”

    I have this gigantic piece of paper hanging on my wall in my living room. I keep writing inspirational/motivational ideas, thoughts, phrases, and mantras on it to keep me moving forward on my half marathon training. Your quote is def. getting added tonight.

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