I know, I know, I missed last week’s training recap. But, I had other fun things to talk about – & I didn’t feel the need to make a recap about week 9.
I am officially less than 2 weeks away from race day. Am I ready? Eh. I’d say no. Will I finish? Yes.
Running days: 3
Strength days: 0
Total miles: 13.43
MONDAY – CLASS
TUESDAY – 2 MILES
I was still pretty sore from the Great Race (recap here) so I decided to do a short shake out run. It was for sure more walking than running, but I needed to move my legs.
WEDNESDAY – CLASS
THURSDAY – REST
FRIDAY – 3 MILES
I got in 3 morning miles on the Panhandle Trail & the weather was really enjoyable. I can’t tell you how happy I am that fall is here.
SATURDAY – 8.5 MILES
My mom was in town, I had 10 miles on the schedule, but halfway through the run I realized that I wasn’t going to have time for the 10 that I needed. The 8.5 loop actually left me feeling pretty strong & I enjoyed the majority of this run. Thanks girls for a nice morning!
SUNDAY – REST
It’s time for CONFESSION CORNER. If you guys couldn’t tell (I know my friends have): I just haven’t been feelin’ it lately. I have mentally checked out – maybe like 80% checked out. I have officially lost my running mojo. Saturday was nice, & it gave me a little bit of it back.. but I think it’s time for me to take a break after Buffalo Creek. I am feeling forced to run, & no one likes it when they feel forced to do something. I’m currently researching other fitness options – but boy are they expensive! I’d like to spend the end of October through mid-December working on some sort of strength, HIIT, etc type of work out in hopes of just getting my mind off of long mileage running for a while. I’m just feeling pretty down about the situation – I think I am down because I can tell I am losing the love – but I think I’m only losing the love because it’s being forced upon me. I miss running just to run. Not training for anything, not doing it for anyone else but myself. We’ll see what the next few months bring, & I promise to keep you all updated. Thanks for letting me vent – I just needed to get it out there! And I know some of you will understand!
Hope everyone’s week is great!