Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Still On The Fence

First off, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for your advice and comments!!! Being new to the running world, I am constantly looking to you more experienced runners for your thoughts and opinions. It truly helps to know that running a half is possible without having ran more than 10 miles prior to race day. I helps to know what I'm up against and it helps to know the difference between pushing and pushing too hard. So thank you to everyone for your in put.

As for today...I think I'm just going to have to feel it out. I was truly hoping to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But I'm still feeling the tension in my left calf pretty badly. I'm going to yoga on my lunch break and I'm hoping this will help a bit. Mentally, I feel prepared for this run. Physically...I'm just not sure.

My plan is to run the first loop (3.6 miles) and see how I feel after that. If I'm feeling good, I'll continue. If not, I'll call it a day. My other dilemma now is that my throat hurts just slightly...and I feel that I could be getting sick again. I know that if I push myself to do a long run tonight, I can pretty much guarantee killing my immune system and thus end up sick. That's what happened after my 8 mile run a few weeks ago.

I'm just gonna push the water & vitamins today and pray that I can make it through one more long run. If I can't, I can't...but I'm gonna give it my best try. That's all I can really do at this point.

Thanks again and I'll let you all know how it goes.


Fair Weather Runner said...

Good luck tonight Girlie! Just remember you can always hit the elliptical ;) I heart lunch-time yoga, I'm a faithful follower of it. Do you go to the Y or a studio? Oh and I meant to tell you that was hilarious about the Miley Cyrus comment... I secretly like her new song... shhhh, I blame it on working in radio, but really I just like it.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

In the end, we are all an experiment of one. It will be a chance to learn what works. Good luck!

aron said...

sounds like you are playing it very smart girl!! good job :) you will definitely be able to run the half off 10 miles as a long run. just keep that body healthy! good luck!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Hi. I am blog hopping a little and found you. Great blog. I will be back.

teacherwoman said...

We learn as we go... and the hardest thing is learning to listen to the body. Or, it was for me. I hope the run went well today. I look forward to reading all about it!

Melanie said...

hope the yoga went well today, great job listening to your body! Smart move!