Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I Got My Number

My number for the Jerry Garcia race arrived which means I need to step things up. Sunday's 4 mile run was tough and I bonked after 3 miles due to the heat and humidity (and stupidly going out around 11 instead of early in the morning). Yesterday's 3 mile run was much better, but there were still points where I was struggling in the humidity. So if I'm going to make it 4.2 miles in a decent time, I better buckle down.

Now that I'm going to yoga again, I feel... well, twistier. The teacher is all about the twist and convincing us that doing head and shoulder stands aren't that hard. (Yeah, right.) The good thing about her classes is I realize that I'm a lot more flexible and I'm physically stronger than I thought. I also like that my knees and ankles feel stronger when I do yoga. I'm also adding some core and strength work to my training - just a little bit a couple of days a week in line with one of Higdon's training plans because, while I haven't decided about the half yet - I want to be ready when I do.

I have a 2 miler on tap for today, so I'm trying to figure out the best route for that before heading out. I don't know how my running will go this weekend, I'm towards the end of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" as I re-read the cycle before "Deathly Hallows" comes out. I will be in line at midnight for it - fighting the desire to flip straight to the end to see how it all finishes up. Somewhere in there I need to break away for a 5 mile run.

At least if I get through the 5 mile run, I know I'll be good for the Garcia run on Thursday.


Nini said...

Don't overthink the 5 this weekend, just get out there and do it!

I know when I think too much, that's when I run into problems :)

Glad to hear your running is going well :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Pika - I sometimes succumb to the stupidity thing and bonk too, as you so nicely put it. :) And what's worse, I start doubting myself like crazy, how am I ever gonna do 7 this weekend, if I can't even do 4 today. You will be suprised how much you will have if you just keep it cooler and eat and hydrate. Don't doubt yourself, in fact running through a crappy run made you stronger -- that's what I always try to tell myself!! Good Luck!!

JOJIT said...

I pretty much can relate to you about running at 11 b/c I've done that so many times and I not only started to huff and puff and run out of gas, I also loss my motivation because of the heat.