My First 13.1, Week 2, Runs 4-6

This week's theme during training was FEAR. My #1 fear when it comes to running a race is not staying committed to my training and not being prepared. Even before this week I told myself that I would prove to myself that I could stay the course. Then…I had to watch a friend's cats, one is which is on medication twice a day. She lives on the other side of town and that meant I would be spending an extra two hours of my day driving to take care of them. I already wake up at 5 every morning to go to the gym or run before working a full day Monday through Friday. Yes, I know many people have much busier schedule than mine, but I already have a hard time getting 6 hours of sleep each night. In fact, it’s already 10 PM and my alarm is set for 5 AM. If I can manage to fall asleep in the next 30 minutes I will manage to get 6.5 hours of sleep tonight, it is more likely to be 6 hours. That’s why this post is going to be a quick one too. When I started this journey committed to complete my training without fail, I also committed to documenting my journey. None of it is going to be perfect or really, up to my standard of having super strong runs every time or adding an image to my posts every time, but I am going to show up, I am going to do my best. I am scared that no one will care to read this plain as shit text and the fear of not finishing my training is still looming.

This week I packed all of my runs in during the workweek and managed to lift everyday except Friday. I had a trip away planned for some friends birthdays and knew I would be too busy to run during the weekend. I ran every run with my 6lb vest and I gotta tell you it’s mentally and physically tough. I can’t push as hard and run as fast. Yikes, I am very much running out of energy and need to hit the hay. For future posts I am going to try to prepare for these posts better and come up with a format that hopefully makes this less like a diary and a little more informative. Thanks for reading if you got this far! See you next week.

This week’s runs:

Monday: Easy run, 30 minutes.

Wednesday: Tempo run, 35 minutes.

Friday: Long run 40 minutes.