Today long slow run was a little more difficult than I had anticipated. I spent the entire day yesterday doing things right; I hydrated, I ate well, and I stretched. But then – dinner along and I decided to have a martini in Rowdy’s honor. I undid all my hard work in one deliciously intoxicating swoop. Finally, I’ve learned my lesson. No more martinis. At least until after the marathon. (I’m also considering cutting back on coffee – but that decision is far from final!)
I ran a new course today and I liked it quite a bit despite the hills. Maybe it’s me – but this looks like hill training (green line for hills, red line for heartrate). I’m also considering joining a new running group – a fast, fast group of people but I think training with faster runners will help my training – or kill me.
Thirteen miles, average page 9:55 per mile, average heart rate 162.