I put “long” in quotes because compared to the 10K last weekend and the week leading up to that, 3 miles was easy-peasy. Generally.
It was Front Runners fun run day. I know a lot of people are training for the NYC Marathon, so I didn’t want to interfere with their runs. I just did my own thing, going around the lower loop in Central Park a couple of times. My training calendar said “3 miles, 3:1”. Ok. I can do that! (Oops…just looked and it was 3:2. Oh well…I’m set up right for next week.)
Well…I did 3.38 miles…by accident. See, my Garmin will let me do intervals by time OR by distance. I either have to put in how many miles I want to run and what mileage/rest interval OR I put in the time interval and the number of reps or “laps”. I wish I could put in the mileage rather than “laps”. But now I know that 2 laps around the lower loop is around 3.38 miles…so I can go from that. Or look at mileage maps of Central Park – I know they exist somewhere. So much planning!!!! Makes me wish I was doing Team in Training or something where there are mentors with you who help deal with those details. Ah well. I can do it! 🙂
Generally I felt ok. My knees are doing much better. Now it’s all about GRADUALLY increasing the mileage and not being stupid and doing a 10K with 2 weeks notice. The legs got kind of heavy a couple of times, and during one “run” interval I dropped it to a really, really fast walk. But it’s ok. I’m early in my training, and I know I can do this!!
THIRTEEN WEEKS FROM TODAY!!!!!!!! Thirteen weeks from today at this time I will have finished my first half marathon!!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!
I came home and put in Bob’s Yoga for the Warrior and did it. I feel like I did a lot better getting into some of the poses and flows – maybe because my muscles were already good and warmed-up? Anyway…that’s definitely going to be part of training after my long runs!! (or before leaving for Disney for Christmas) Love love!!!
Ok…gotta say it again… THIRTEEN WEEKS!!!!!!!!