John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Monday, July 25, 2011

Marathon Training Day 1 - NOT

On Saturday, I attempted to run for 1 hour and 50 minutes.

2 hours and 14 minutes later, I had finished. It wasn't pretty. First 7 or so I was happy with, but the last bunch stunk. It was hot. I couldn't catch my breath. I walked a little... then a little more. Gave TG the old "go ahead, I'll catch up".  I slowed my pace down.... way down. I never did catch TG.

12.7 miles done. And my quads were tight as anything come Sunday. I haven't really ran long in a few weeks. And taking off of a week to let my ankle issue heal (and it still feels awesome, btw) and then only running an 8k race last Saturday, I haven't been tacking on miles like I should be.

And this week, with the whole cyst discovery and then fretting over it... I backed down. I wanted to run again yesterday so I knocked out 4 miles before the sun came up... nice and slow. I was tired from sweating my tush off at the swim team banquet on Saturday night... seriously, look how hot I am in this picture with Kiera. It was only like 101 degrees earlier that day.

Today is the big day. I was supposed to be starting my marathon training today. RIC with Bob in November. I did complete Day 1 training: 3 mile run in 26:14, nice and slow. Its Day 2, I should be worried about.

But at 11:45 EST, I am scheduled to have the cyst removed. I'm nervous, but I trust my doctor. Hope to catch you tomorrow with very positive news. Say a prayer for me today, okay?


a said...

Of course you had a problem running on Saturday! It was a Code Red air day. Awful awful air!

Melissa Cunningham said...

heres to an eneventful surgery day!!!
way to get out there and still get some miles in,despite these horrid weather condituons!
you rock!!!!!

Carrie said...

Prayers coming your way! I hope everything went well today. {{hugs}}