The beginning of September began the "Official" Disney Half Marathon Training, as supplied by Disney. This is based upon two 30 minute work outs during the week (Tuesday/Thursday) which I typically run on a treadmill after work and then a long run on the weekends. My long runs are just really gearing up - as my posted yesterday alluded to, I had 8 miles for my long run this past week, yikes! haha
Training Schedule (10.20.14 - 10.26.14)
10.20.14 // 5:30am Hot Yoga at Sumits Yoga (80 minute class)
10.21.14 // 30 minute Disney training session. I ran 2.20 miles on the treadmill, which MapMyRun counts as a 13:34 pace.
10.22.14 // 5:30am Hot Yoga at Sumits Yoga (80 minute class)
10.23.14 // 30 minute Disney training session. I ran 2.20 miles on the treadmill, which MapMyRun counts as a 13:38 pace.
10.24.14 // Rest day. I was contemplating running after work, but was worried about running out of daylight given my 8 mile goal. The flip side is, if I complete these miles on Friday afternoon, it frees up my weekend for more fun times with the hubs and pup!
10.25.14 // 8 mile Disney training session. This was a learning running for me. The week prior, I ran 6 miles and felt GREAT about it (and completed it on a Friday after work!). Going into this run, however, I suppose I didn't leave enough time between my late lunch and hitting the road (which I was nervous about again since I ran in the afternoon and chasing the daylight!) so I knew I couldn't hold off starting any longer, heading out around 4:30pm. I started off strong, but then it was all down hill from there - I felt like I had a brick in my stomach. It was painful, and it showed on my splits. I actually didn't even look at my splits until Sunday because I knew they were going to depress me, given how successful I had previously been. While the pain did eventually subside, the damage was done. There were MULTIPLE times I almost just threw in the towel, but decided regardless of the times, to finish it. Though I feel you can just see my deterioration throughout.