Week 2 of 13 Hal Higdon Marathon Training Personal Best for NYC Runs Central Park Marathon set for February 24, 2013. Total W2: 36 Miles (Adjusted 14 Miles)
|19||Cross||4 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||7 m run||14 m|
(Original Miles, Miles Completed, Temperature, any pains/aches, Eating/Hydration, Stretching, Massage, Icing, Cream)
I planned to run 25 Miles as my original plan. But after last week’s reality check. I think I will try to do 18 Miles. I decided to rest Monday and Tuesday after Sunday’s race. I know that I should not make up any missed miles, but I decided to run the miles I was supposed to do on Monday (3M) and Tuesday(3M).
Wednesday, December 6, 2012: walked 1 mile, ran 6 miles and cooled down on 750 meters. It was super cold and windy (36 Deg). My left ear started to hurt at around mile 2.5. Today I read an e-mail from Active that recommends that when it’s really cold, it helps to use 2 hats. I’ll keep that in mind for temperatures lower than 20 Deg. I’m hoping for a cold, dry day for February 24, 2013 NYCRuns Central Park Marathon. However, I’m also preparing for snow, an icy road; I’ll bring my skates, skiis in case. It maybe not be allowed, but I’ll try.
I didn’t bring my bottle of water so I had to stop around mile 4 at a store to buy Lemon-Lime Gatorade. I started to feel the arepa/cheese repeat around that time, and although I tried to burp the feeling, it felt like I had something stuck on my chest. I tried to practice the Chi running form, I notice that the Chi form makes me go faster even when I don’t want to go fast. So far I’m ok running up to one hour but I need to take more walking brakes after running for an hour. I would like to increase this timing to be able to do the 16 miles without stopping. Stretched a bit when I got home. My hubby massage the arch of my left foot and the heel. Did not ice, I’ve been avoiding after the burned I had back in November 2 weeks before the ING NYCM which kept me unable to walk for 3 days. I didn’t feel the need to take Ibuprofen.
Hoping to adjust my miles according to what I’m feeling as of today, hoping to do the long runs as schedule. Let’s see how I feel as I move through the training schedule.