Saturday, August 04, 2007
It has been awhile....
Just after finishing my 16 mile run at La Jolla Cove.
I don't believe I have gone this long without updating my blog. And I STILL am working on the next episode of Running Adventures. But as many of my running friends can relate to, life has been very busy. I had been spending quite a bit of time writing my blog and reading other blogs and working on two different podcasts. I really needed to spend more of my evenings with the family. So I took a break to spend time with the kids and hubby and it has been great.
Marathon training is in full swing so sleep is as important as ever. I still am not great at getting to bed early - but I'm working on that. Being in San Diego for a week threw me off. I wish I could get up as early as Susan! 3:45 am??? I struggle to get up a 6 am! I also have the issue of hot, humid weather - so early runs are essential!
Tomorrow is my 18 miler - the first in a series of "monster" runs leading up to my marathon. My husband is going with me and is going to follow me on the bike. I am going to do an out and back on the Cross Seminole Trail starting and ending in Oviedo. Today I am preparing for the run, including getting ice for the ice bath afterwards! I think Maddy was going to run 18 today. Hope that went well!
In general my training has been going ok, but I felt really drained this week. I missed a run on Wed because I wasn't feeling well (actually I missed both Wed runs) but I ran 8 miles on Thursday as a make up. That run felt great! On Friday I didn't run because I decided I would take 2 days off before the big run on Sunday. I did about half a weight training session on Tuesday but just didn't have the energy to finish it. I didn't do a second strength training this week - so strength training is really off for the past few weeks. I will work to get that back into the routine next week.
Wall on the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.
I will leave you with a few more shots from the 16 miler in La Jolla. I will check back in after tomorrow's run. Run strong everyone!!!
Running on the beach is O K
Along the way, some dog refreshment!
Not taken during the run, but on a return visit to the beach at the end of the day. I love sunset's!