Monday, Oct 10 2011
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Had my last 3 hour run yesterday and it felt great. I felt great the entire time and was able to run at the fast end of my easy long run pace. My running has been going great. My legs have been getting stronger and my natural pace is faster. I don't feel like I am shuffling as much. BUT I have to ask you a question. I should feel great about this right? The scale even said 216.5 this morning (I have been trying to get back to this weight since last summer) BUT it just all scares me so bad. I am having a hard time enjoying it. I guess I am afraid that I am not going to be able to keep it up? I don't deserve it? I am a bit of a mental case about it.
Next week I only have to run 1 hour! Don't even know what to do with that! then on the 23rd is the St. Louis Rock n Roll half marathon. I really, really would love to PR. My best 1/2 time was 2 hours and 29 minutes. I am pretty sure I can do it....
Training for this marathon has taken a lot of physical and emotional energy. I guess I just would not want to have done all this work if I cannot do my best. I need to figure out a way to enjoy these good things.
The rest of the runsthis point forward are pretty easy. They say you need to have a nice long taper for a marathon. the lognest run I will do are the half marathon and another 2 and 1/2 hour run. Only 5 more weeks until the Marathon. Wow.