Friday, December 18, 2009

16 miler, yoga, etc.

This week I only ran 35 miles, which was less than I was supposed to. However, because I was sick last week, and did well on the 3 runs I did run, I'll take that to the bank and not cry about it. Today I did my 16 miler. I thought I was going to have to do it on Wednesday, but I worked things out so I didn't have to. (I did a 10 miler on Wednesday.) I was supposed to run 10 miles at marathon race pace and I ended up with an average pace of 8:09. (I'm happy with that.) I ran it indoors because of my cough and set the treadmill at a 1.0 incline for 5 miles to make up for not running outside. I felt like my body was thanking me for the miles I did at an incline because it stressed different muscles. I had to stop about half way through the run to go to the bathroom. (I wish I could figure out how to not have to do that.) I read online to take Immodium so you don't have to go. I've done that for two half marathons and my stomach was in knots after one, and hurt really bad the last few miles of another. (I attributed it to the Immodium because that didn't happen on the races I didn't take it.) I have to do an 18 miler in two weeks so I think I'll try Immodium again then.

What else...on Tuesday the esposo said I should go to yoga instead of run because evidently I was being moody and he thinks I'm the nicest person ever when I come back from yoga. So, I listened to him, and I'm glad I went. This body needs more I guess that was a win, win for both of us.;) Tomorrow we're off to Disneyworld and then California. I'm so excited to run at home in California on my own stopping grounds. Anyways, I'll probably update my training on here sometime within the next few weeks...Happy Holidays running friends!

PS- The cough still persists but I think it's almost gone. (I do cough a lot after my runs though. Not sure why.)


  1. Me and my family just got back from Disneyworld and we had soooo much fun. It was crowded (as expected), and it was cold (lots of hot chocolate), but we had an awesome time. The best part is my kids are old enough to start enjoying the big rides. Hope your time with your family is memorable and wishing you a Merry Christmas. Great job with the training, but take some time for family during this magical week.

  2. hi! I have been following your blog here and there since last year when we were both running our first half. You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work!

  3. Thomas- glad you had fun at Disneyworld...It was a blast! Sarai, I can't comment on your blog for some reason...weird...but thanks for seeing "hi..." I remember you from "Marathon Mommies!"