Thursday, 12 January 2012

Stay Truthful Thursday

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,