Week 2 was a hot and humid week, but I managed to get my runs done in the morning since Carlos was at camp for the week. Here is a breakdown of my runs by day:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 – Rest Day
Monday, July 25, 2011 – 3.5 miles
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – 5 miles
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – 3 miles
Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Rest day
Friday, July 29, 2011 – 5 miles
Saturday, July 30, 2011 – 8 miles (and a steep hike later in the day)
My long run pretty much sucked this week. It was really humid by the time I set out around 9 a.m. though the temperature was only about 80 degrees. I didn’t have nearly enough water to drink. I also had a potentially running related worry on my mind the entire time which I will write more about this week. Instead of running the hills I walked them which is so unlike me.
I finished my run at the college track in town where I met my husband and son. Carlos was practicing riding his bike without training wheels for the first time. He was doing great as I came up the sidewalk to meet him. Then he wobbled, the bike tipped and down he went. He was fine, but he turned his head and mumbled something about giving up because it was hard. I tried to tell him how hard my run had been that morning but I didn’t quit. I know he doesn’t quite get it, but one day he will. He got back on and off he went. There were plenty more falls but we just kept explaining it was all part of learning to ride a bike. When you fall you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on the bike.
I have a feeling that marathon training is going to be a lot like learning to ride a bike. Saturday’s run may not have been my best, but I was back out there this morning ready to hit the trail.
I can’t even IMAGINE doing 8 miles so in my opinion just running that distance is a huge accomplishment. Keep up the great work!