Colorado Half Marathon Training Update – so late, so behind

Somehow it’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated you all about my training. There have been runs, many runs. Long runs, short runs, fast and slow runs. In midst of the runs, we spent four days in San Diego. I have lots of fun pictures from our trip to celebrate my cousin’s wedding that I’ll share later.

Let’s get back to the running. The weekend before last I ran my longest postpartum run to date. I ran 13 miles which leads me to conclude I will actually be able to complete the half marathon in a month. It was a tough run for me as was the 8 miles I did when we got home from San Diego. They made me feel like instead of getting faster, I’m actually slowing down. I suppose it’s all relative because my paces were those I dreamed of a few years ago before Ella. I could blame the weather, the treadmill I do most of my week day runs on, or being tired. I think what it really comes down to is attitude.

Going into both these runs, I was in a sour mood. I didn’t necessarily feel like running, delaying until Josh pushed me out the door. Don’t get me wrong, I love running and training, but some days I just don’t want to do it. Not being in the right mindset from the start, never bodes well for me. With a ‘this is going to suck’ attitude, I almost guaranty that I’m going to struggle.

This week, my schedule is a bit mixed up. I did my long run from last week on Monday when we came home. I took yesterday off and will be running today and tomorrow, taking Friday off. My long run for the week will be done on Saturday or Sunday (14 miles!) depending on which day has the best weather. I may even get myself up for a 6:30 am start since that is our race day start time, we’ll see about that one.

With only a month to go before the race, I’m focusing on hitting my paces during my week day runs and nutrition during my long runs. Only a few more weeks until it’s taper time!

 

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