Hello! I had to switch back to .blogspot as my new domain would not work and I'm not sure where it went wrong- but after 3 days it should of been accessible yet it got worse after 3 days and even I couldn't access or see my own blog. GAH! That is Not good- I need this place. It's mine and I love here. I pour my heart and emotions out on this little white screen about my life, my loves, my passions, my foods, my obsessions and well I guess you just get to be witness to my boring, my indifference, my awesome *wink* , My Crazy little life!
I took two full days of Running Rest. Thursday was a hit of the weights and I tackled 30lb bicep curls for the first time. Really not looking to always rep on weight this heavy- I've mastered 25lbs and can super -set them easily without any more tear. So I knew I should transition. 5lbs is a big difference, lol Plus I wanted to hit the arms at least two days before a LR so it doesn't hurt me on a run. Learned that lesson a while back- so theres a tip for you- don't lift heavy before long runs- trust me your shoulders/arms/back might not like the swing of 2.5-3hrs of running!
Friday- Rest Day - fully- I was at home did some random planks, jumping jacks, jogging in place, ah- just cause- lol
I have been experience restless leg syndrome and not been mentioning too much about this. I experience my very first symptoms of it after my October Marathon. I was not running and my knee was in pain- I chalked it up to not running. This time I am thinking it's because I'm building up my base even more. I went from 25mile weeks to 30 and this week I went to 35. Ever since I hit 30+ mile weeks I notice an incredible urge/creepy crawling feeling like my legs need to bounce and jerk about and mostly at night- Poor RunnerBoy- he doesn't get mad at me- despite my endless twitching at night on some occasions. He rubbed me last night and just him massaging my quads super sensitized me to feel that same feeling a million fold and I felt like I wanted to jump off the couch. What it feels like is a nerve sensation to move. To Run, to twitch about- GAH! Why? lol- I was trying to not let my Paranoid side thing it was something serious-
I posted an interest blog on Wednesday about my father-trust me you likely want to skip my mental drama fest from that one! Lets just say several months ago I had to write this man out of my life for emotionally and mentally abusing me at 33 yrs old in a time in my life when I don't need or deserve it. Well he made contact with me via-facebook. Even though I have him blocked- he found a crack in the FB system and was able to make contact with me via my Photography business Page on FB. I was not happy. He also called me home and then left me a really nasty message last night. I am so over the abuse. I told him again to leave me alone. It's sad really that the man is so sick in the head. He is a poisonous snake just waiting to bite! Scarey and totally undeserved on my part. So I had that drama last night. I didn't get to bed in a timely manner and well I woke up later than I wanted. I wanted to be out running by 7am. That became 8:30
But I had 2 cups of Mojo and my Oatmeal- My normal Marathon training Run Fuel. I watched running videos, looked at motivating pictures and listened to some great music to get my body ready.
My head was not- I actually wanted to stay home- cuddle in bed. Hang out and do nothing today- omg...why? I just feel alot less passion to run this Marathon unlike my others. I'm not sure if it's the busy of my life. If it's because I gave myself permission to fall back to a 13.1 distance in May if I was not managing my life the way I needed to due to school. It has become a permission slip. I know after this point of 16 - in all reality in my mind there is no going back. 17, 18, 20 & 20 and maybe another 2o and I'm done for LR's and that is so worthy of a medal if I adventure into that long run territory. ha!
I was fearful that the runs was going to be shiz nizzy too- as I kept trying to train 'smarter' by slowing down. All coaches tell us to go 45-60 seconds slower per mile than normal . I don't know about this. Maybe this is so true for all those that run 6's and low 7's like normal. But if I run 8:30 like normal that puts me 9:15-9:30 and that is just tough to get into. I feel so slow- my stride really off- It's relaxing but I struggle even to not go even slower, lol- I either have FAST or SLOW - ggrr! I want to be a better controlled runner so I keep putting pressure on myself.
So because I know that and this might be affecting my desire to run long- I need to just shut it all down in my head and just run what feels good for me- fast, slow, too fast, too slow- who cares- just clock my miles and celebrate the end result - no matter what.
So it's what I did- and I'm content with Today- NO_ I am PROUD of myself for letting me just be a runner- and stop self coaching myself and just RUN!
I felt great- all the way to Mile 10 where I made a mistake and well I again, I don't care, lol- but I went really fast simply because I felt the energy- I felt amazing- my feet were just on fire and I was feeling my Runners High- Hot Dam I love that feeling. Mile 10-12.5 I was running around an 8min pace and maybe even in the 7's for a while- but truth be told- I felt it hit me about mile 13 where my legs started to feel the burn- the heavy feeling- the tapping myself was good because If I can get a burn on a LR I secretly like it. I know I will make myself stronger in the end.
Last two were super tough and despite how tough they felt I still kept pace around 8:30-8:45.
Definite Negative Split today- my first half in 1:12 my second half in 1:08
Fuel mid run (actually at mile 6.5) was 10 oz Active Gatorade Fuel and 1 jet black raspberry GU
Trails, track, around ponds, to the lake, more hills, no waits- lots of elevation gains- nothing huge but still taxing ups on the legs!
Ice Bath-hurt so good!
Post Run Fuel- Sweet Potato- Walnut- maple syrup drizzled on top
Grilled chicken breast
All natural Whey Protein Shake
More Recovery Drink