Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lots of Running Chatter

Whew! I wore myself out yesterday running 7 miles. It was brutal out there! It really was too hot to run 7 miles. Not too hot to run just too hot to run 7 miles...that's too far for me in 100 degree weather. Someday it won't be too far for me in 100 degree weather but right now, it is. I walked most of the 7 miles yesterday. I felt like I was literally baking out there. I should've put my subway card in the pocket of my hydration belt and then about half way through when I thought I was going to pass out, I could've gotten on the subway to get back to work instead of having to walk the rest of the way. Definitely going to do that next time it's 100 degrees and I'm going for a longer run. Just to be smart and safe.

I have a 5.5 mile run planned for today and the temperature is only supposed to be in the 80s. I told myself yesterday that I could skip today's run but since the weather is a bit cooler, I think I'll go anyways. Now that I've spent two days running/walking when it's 100 degrees, it feels a bit ridiculous to not go when it's 80.

In more running news, I've decided to do a half-marathon in November!!! I've been thinking about it for a while and have talked it over with Stephen. I'm going to do the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in San Antonio on November 16!! I'm already excited!! I plan on doing some 5K and 10K races around DC leading up to the half just to get an idea of the racing atmosphere.

Today's Plan:
Activity: 5.5 mile run at lunch
Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal, 2 Tbsp flax, 1 cup strawberries, 3/4 cup skim milk
Mid-morning Snack: Banana, Mini Luna Bar
Lunch: Cinnamon Raisin PB sandwich on Ezekiel bread, 1 cup skim milk with 2 Tbsp. light chocolate syrup, Cucumber and Orange Salad
Dinner: Pork chop, Salad, Brown Rice


SeaBreeze said...

Good for you for getting out there and covering the 7 miles. I always take my bus pass with me when I go on my outdoor runs, incase anything happens with my ankle.

I love the barter method for exercise. You'll appreciate today's run once you're on it for sure.

totegirl said...

Wow! Hooray for 1/2 marathons!

Sparky said...

Good idea with the subway card. At first I thought you were talking about a subway sandwich card!

Half Marathon! Yay! It will be neat to hear about your training plan from week to week. My half is in October so a little ahead of yours.

Sara said...

yay!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Have you started putting together a training plan or are you going to sign up for a clinic?

SeaBreeze said...

Not sure what you have planned to train for your 1/2 but this was the guidelines I found (I am doing the 8K in this but still a valid training plan).