Monday, April 12, 2010

Kill Me Now

Saturday's run was BAD.  And now I am NOT looking forward to the race this Saturday.  I'm actually kind of scared for it.


So, Saturday morning started with a yummy breakfast of eggs and toast.  The husband wanted to do a weight training DVD that we have, so we did that together and then we changed into our running gear and went out together.  Hubby only wanted to run 3 miles, so he did one lap of the lake with me (I kept up with him the whole time!) and then headed home.  I went for another lap and around 5.5 miles I started to suffer.  All of my energy was gone (used up in the first 4 miles, plus the 40 minute video full of squats and lunges).  Not the smartest move on my part, combining a long run with the weights, but I wanted to do both.  So I cut the third lap short and ended up running 8.5 miles, instead of the planned 10.  After the first 4 miles, my times got worse and worse as I did more and more walking.  My legs were dead and it was SO windy that my normal 10 minute-mile jog became a 12 minute shuffle.  BLAH.

This Saturday is probably my last half marathon for 2010.  It's kind of sad.  I really wanted to kill the course this year, but I know it isn't going to happen.  Oh well.  I still have a 10K and the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay to look forward to.  That 10K next week will be an automatic PR, no matter how slowly I go.


In pregnancy news, I have no symptoms to complain about.  I use the bathroom maybe a time or two more than normal during the day - but it isn't too big of a deal.  I always already going often from running and trying to drink plenty of water.  No nausea, no aversions to food (thank heaven!), and I haven't been tired... until Saturday.  I figure that's because I over did with the exercising, and now I'm still trying to catch up.

10 comments:

Shauna said...

Way to get out there.

Allie said...

Hey- ARe you running with anyone on Saturday? You are amazing to still be running a 1/2 by the way!

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go :) Have a wonderful week!

Anne said...

I am totally impressed with your level of training :) ...you'll do great!

Jill said...

You're doing so great! There's other races and maybe you'll surprise yourself this weekend. Good luck, girl!!!

Christy said...

You will do AWESOME!! Don't psych yourself out thinking that you're going to do bad. Because then you will. Confidence is key. Keep that head in check, girl! You'll cruise through SLC!

Marathonman101108 said...

I ran a half 3 weeks ago. I lost a month of training due to injury, plus my longest training run was 7 miles. I completed the half. You'll do the same. You ran 8.8 miles, feeling like crap. That's quite an accomplishment. We all have bad runs, and you have valid reasons of working out before your run, and having to run on a windy day. Don't psych yourself out. The race day adrenaline and your training will get you through this. I promise. :-) P.S. Never say never as far as running another half this year.

Allie said...

Hey look for me as you are running I will be out directing traffic and getting paid to sit and watch all of you crazies running!!! Good luck Saturday! I am sure you'll do great!

Adam said...

Good luck!!

Jess said...

You'll do great! Don't let one bad run drag you down! Bad runs just happen sometimes; they're no predictor of future ability.

You're lucky to have no nausea. I was sick for about the first 20weeks of my pregnancy! Not fun.

And the tiny bladder syndrome doesn't really get to be an issue until the 3rd trimester. Then, the baby is treating your bladder like a trampoline, so you'll feel like you have to go really bad, and then you'll get in there to pee and there'll be hardly anything. Real fun at 2 am!

Ahhh, the things you have to look forward to! :)