Week of January 29, 2012:
Sunday: Long run!
Monday: Recovery yoga
First things first: check out my free t-shirt from Brooks! They sent this little cutie when I ordered my new shoes, and I just love it. I took these photos on Sunday morning before heading out for my run. It seemed a little chilly, so I wore my black running jacket too. The jacket, which was a gift from my best friend Heather, is heaven-sent, with its multiple pockets and thumb holes so you can pull the sleeves over your hands. Because of the pockets, I was able to take my ID card with me (tucked into the sleeve), and I had a place to stuff my ear-warmer-headband-thingie when I was warm enough to take it off. I tucked my keys into the little pocket in my running tights, which meant I only had to hold my kitchen timer, which I’m still using because I haven’t replaced my watch yet. I’ll replace the watch or its battery before the half-marathon in March.
Yesterday’s long run was really good. I’m feeling much better about the race in March because I’m now up to 70 minutes for my long run. My legs are holding up well, and I’ve been consistently running three times a week: two 25-minute runs and one longer run. If I can keep adding 10 minutes to my long run, I will complete a 110-minute run a week before the half-marathon. With my running pace and that amount of time, I’ll be within striking distance of 13.1 miles.
13.1, here I come!