It's Saturday morning, and I've just finished a bowl of steelcut oats with honey, berries, and some granola on top. More importantly, I just finished my distance run. My half marathon training is going great. It turns out that when I started my training plan two weeks ago, I didn't realize how good of shape I was actually in. I set out on the first of my long distance training runs last Saturday with the intention of running 7 miles. I ended up getting past my "wall" around 5 miles and was able to run my way through to 8.5 miles instead. That 1.5 mile microburst ended up giving me a milage surplus (a.k.a. pushed me one week ahead on my training)! Today's run was slated to be 9 miles, but I pushed through to 9.3. This felt substantially more challenging than last Saturday's run, probably because I'm suffering a little bit of the gurgleys this morning after drinking an entire bottle of wine with my hunnie last night. Next week will be a bit of a challenge because its the start of a month of travelling. My plan is to do my 10 mile run on either Thursday or Friday before I fly out for my weekend in California. One thing's for sure...there will be no wine drinking the night before my distance run, because a gurgley stomach on an airplane just sounds like a bad time. My goal for next week is 24 miles.
Just go ahead and pretend that my legs are not kinda hairy in this picture...real runners don't worry about that kind of stuff.