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.