It’s the end of my first week of training and I successfully ran twice, and cross trained 3 times with my two rest days included. Although I am supposed to run 3 times and cross train twice, I figured a little time in the gym was better than not working out at all. I’m also switching my rest day tomorrow to a run, so I won’t lose any mileage.
Challenges that lie ahead:
Aside from lent, I rarely restrict my food intake. I generally eat pretty healthy, but I also have a major sweet tooth. Moving forward, especially as I get to longer distance runs, I have to eat foods that will give me the right amount of energy.
Aches and pains are completely normal, but I think I need to get more used to the soreness, and understanding what’s a normal ache and what could turn into something more.
I am a list maker. I love making lists, but I also don’t mind re-arranging things. This. Must. Stop. I can’t start moving my 3 mile runs around now, because when it comes time to run 10 miles or 15 or 20, who knows what will happen. I do not want to go into this race unprepared, so scheduling and sticking to it will be key.
If you have any tips on the above, or training thoughts, comment below!