Training Day 6 – “Long” Run and Yoga

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!!!!!!!!

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One thought on “Training Day 6 – “Long” Run and Yoga

  1. Check you out! You’re a powerhouse doing yoga after! I just got back from a 2.5 at 3:1 and although it was supposed to be one of those easy days compared to last week and next week, it was awful. 😦 I don’t know if my allergies are kicking in because it’s not as humid here anymore or if I’m coming down with a cold, but it just plain hurt to breathe. So, tomorrow is a rest-day and then it’s back to 30 minutes of intervals on Tuesday. I’m hoping it was just a fluke…

    I’m totally interested in hearing about this Garmin thing. Tell me all about it and I want to see pictures or at least get a model # so I can go in search for pictures! It seems very cool! There’s an app on the iphone/ipod touch that I hear is pretty good: RunKeeper Free. I hate carrying or finding a way to strap on something so unnecessary while running, though.

    Love reading the daily updates!

    12 weeks and 6 days! 😀 Woo!

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