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.
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! 🙂
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
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. 🙂 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! 🙂 See you for a nice run tomorrow!