Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday - 5 mile walk with Alison
Tuesday - 5 mile run
Wednesday - 3 mile run
Thursday - 5 mile run
Friday - Rest (and pottery!)
Saturday - Rest or swim
Sunday - 10 mile run!
Thats it, i'm up to the highest weekly mileage on my calendar. To me it's weird that I wouldn't at least try to run the 13.1 miles once before the race, but thats the training schedule (and all seem to be that way). I am wondering about trying to run/walk the 13.1 on the weekend rather than just 10. Guess i'll decide on the day. Next week the training goes a little screwy as I head to Maui. Yikes, 2.5 weeks to go!
My learning experience of this week - rubbing spots! So my chunky thighs have always rubbed (and always have even as a teen, so i'm not expecting that to go away!) and I wear long compression shorts to stop any sore spots. This weekends 9 mile was hot, and for the first time I ended up with too little spots under my arms! Took me a while to realise where they came from, but I guess next time I do a long one I need to slaver the vaseline there.
I have to be careful where I clip my ipod too, that has caused a rub when I have put it on my shorts. This weekend I also ran without it for the first time (I ran out of batteries!), and though the start sucked, it was actually fine after I got used to not having my music blasting. It's not obvious if i'm going to be allowed to wear it on the day (most races do not let you, but they actually don't say), so figured I'd better try and get used to running without just in case. It really does provide a lot of motivation for me, but it was good to know I can do without.