It’s Thursday, so you know what that means. It is time to be truthful about my first week of half marathon training. And the truth is… It has been an awesome week!
I have been running longer distances and gradually increasing my weekly mileage. I ran my first long run and longest distance ever this past weekend – 14 km! I am not going to lie (kind of the point of Stay Truthful Thursdays) my legs were feeling it towards the end. I started to feel my muscles tire and the lactic acid was definitely building up. I found myself wondering if my planned 8 km recovery run was really going to happen the following day…But it did! My legs were sore, like good post-workout sore, but I still got out there and logged those miles.
So far this week all my runs have felt great! I am not sure if I am just excited about training, if I am on a total endorphin high, or if it is just wishful thinking - but I feel like I am already noticing changes in my body. I have been feeling strong and running faster. I even PR’d my 5 km route on Tuesday, managing to finish it in 25:40! That is 4 minutes faster then I ran my Birthday Race!
Needless to say these positive results are helping to keep me motivated and excited for what’s to come. I will be doing another 14km run this weekend, but next weekend the miles will increase again. I hope I can keep these positive feeling going as I creep closer and closer to my 21 km goal
Love your favourite Darwinian Fail,