I decided to revise my training program a wee bit - and give myself a shorter run at the start of the week & to restart my long runs at 8 for this weekend. 8 is the last long run I had that I felt good about so want to get there again. So here is the revamp....
So few things about my revised plan....
1) "never miss a Monday"- Ummm yeah. A big "you go!" to all the pollyanna sunshines out there that can bounce out of bed on Monday mornings and get their run in. I just can't run/adult/deal in general on Mondays. So my run week will begin on Tuesdays.
2) "is it fall yet?!??"- I wish I could say running in the humidity has gotten SO much easier but - I would be lying. It sucks. The heat and humidity seem so awful this summer - I am sure it's the same as every other summer but daaaaammmmmnnnn it sucks. My breathing is so heavy, my legs feel like lead and within minutes of starting my run I am covered in sweat. I have been resorting to treadmill runs more than I would like but I've decided to not beat myself up over that and just be happy about the miles I am getting in. Period. Any my apologies to everyone I have bitched to about the weather and how ready I am for the basic bitch season aka hoodies, pumpkin spice lattes & boots.
3) "I will just hit snooze one....more....zzzzzzzzz" - Waking up early to run has been slipping. I tend to always wake up and just feel nauseated and weak. Not sure if it is due to dehydration or grogginess from too much sleep (I am typically in bed by 9:30 during the week and well usually on Friday nights too lol) or what it is. I think it goes back to my whole "not a morning person" thing. That being said - I do prefer running in the morning once I get going. It is more peaceful, less people/traffic and the feeling once I am done is so so SO amazing. I need to just get my ass out of bed and go. Now if only I can remember this at 5:30 am.
4) "Be kind to yourself" - One thing I have realized is how mental the long runs are for me. I need to be better about taking it easy on myself & being ok with walking some on my long runs. My goal is to cross the finish line - I am not going to set a time goal or a "run the whole thing" goal or anything like that. Just finish strong....and try to not cry like a crazy person while doing so.
And with that....I am off to bed so I can get up early and get my run on :)