Week 11 is done. In one week at this hour I will have ran my 3rd Half Marathon. I feel good about how I trained but now I am nervous. Was it good enough? Will I be able to last in the heat without hitting the freaking wall? It has been very hot here. Compare to other states right now I know it is nothing to complain about. I do CRAPPY in the heat. My body shuts down even if I drink a lot and take salt tablets, I still loose a lot of salt and get dehydrated. That is what happened yesterday for my long hot run.
I ended up doing 10 miles. It was hard, really hard. Sun was out at 6:05. It was 88 and humid when I left at 6 am. It was really hot 10 miles later...Heck it was hot 2 miles later!!! My running partners did not come with me so this was also a big mental test for me. I guess it was good because, well they are not running the half marathon with me! I wanted to do double digit no matter what, I needed that to be confident for my race. I went slow and I drank a lot. I took salt tablets before I left and at mile 5. I should have taken some earlier and then again during the run. People have said you cannot do well at Disney because of runners who stop to take pics along the way, but I have talked to others who ran it last year and 3 of them got a PR there so I am going for it!!
Friday I will drive to the race Expo to pick up the race packets for me and the boys. Saturday it is their race and Sunday the big day! We will stay there Saturday and Sunday! WITH BILL.
This was week 11
mon: 5 miles
tue: 3 miles tempo
Wed: 3 miles at race pace
Fri: 5 miles speedwork 8x400
Sat: 10 miles
Sun 3 miles recovery
total: 29 miles
Mon-Tue-Wed-Sat-Sun: All in the heat :(
Tomorrow I start TAPER. I do not like Taper. I feel like I loose my mind and my fitness. I know it is not true but I still feel that way. I also question everything regarding the race and how I train. I drive myself completely MAD.
Mon: 3 miles
Tue: 3 miles at Pace
Wed: 3 miles easy
Thu: 2 miles easy
Because I have to drive to the Expo Friday, I won't be able to help both teachers in the morning...I will have time for just one class. I feel bad about that.
Congrats to everyone who ran HOOD TO COAST! I cannot wait to read all of your posts!