Monday, February 13, 2012

Running Short

Week of February 5, 2012:

Saturday: Triumphant short run!

Week of February 12, 2012:

Sunday: Long run

On Sunday, I made the mistake of drinking an enormous smoothie an hour before heading out on my long run.  In a word: Oof!  I felt like a running, sloshing smoothie myself, so painfully full of liquid that I can’t believe I ran like that for 45 minutes.  Luckily, I had a built-in bathroom break when I stopped by the lab to take care of some fly stuff.  When I left the lab, I decided to run straight home and call it a long run.  I ended up clocking about 82 minutes, a few minutes shy of my 90-minute goal, but what can I say: it was getting late, I was getting tired, it was cold, and I just wanted to be done.

Since I fell short on Sunday, I’ll add 10 minutes to one of my short runs this week.  And since I didn’t hit the 90-minute mark this weekend, I’ll try for 90 minutes next weekend.  This adjustment means that at the most, I’ll run 100 minutes before the half-marathon.  I hope it will be enough to prepare my legs for 13.1 miles in one fell swoop. 


  1. Argh! I hate it when I am too full on a run. I probably would have turned around after a mile and whined to myself about how I was too full for another 62 minutes.

    1. Haha! Seriously. I have learned my lesson! Yesterday's run was so much better--after breakfast, before lunch, and with a bathroom break before starting. That's my kind of long run.