I’m terrible at this blog. I can’t keep doing posts once a week.
Last Wednesday I walked like 7 miles and was exhausted, and did not run. I had to commute to Hoboken for work, and then Union City, and the light rail was all messed up I had to walk from Newport to my office, and then I had to walk home. I was just too drained to do anything after I got home.
Last Thursday I made a dumb mistake and got tricked by the weather forecast, which predicted rain, but it never rained. So I was just a dummy staying home for no reason.
Friday and Saturday I did 6 mile jogs. Saturday was maybe the nicest day of the year and I thought about doing something fast but my body wasn’t really cooperating. Friday night I don’t really recall, I think it might have rained a little bit at some point.
Sunday was a gross day and I did not get out for a run.
Monday I did 6, and tried to do a tempo run that went very poorly. I ended up alternating jog and tempo miles, and tried to program goals for splits in my head. The first 2 were 8 minute miles, and I did 7:57 and 8:06, so that was good ,and the last one I wanted to do 7:30 but I ran 7:40, which I think was affected by having to stop for the light rail. I felt really bad during this one and I think I turned it into something kinda positive. Also, this was a week 6 workout, so I’m trying to juggle stuff.
Today, I wanted to give the 15 miler to end week 5 a shot, but when I started it was kind of rainy, and never really improved. I also didn’t feel great, and had a 7 miler to cover, so I decided to do that. I averaged something like 9:20s throughout the jog, but got a little faster as it went on.
I’m not really doing a great job of getting in shape so far. I’m covering the workouts, which is fine, but I don’t feel like I’m anywhere close to running a decent half marathon, which I am supposed to do in 2.5 weeks. My mid-section has felt like garbage from eating and drinking like shit so that needs to change. My workouts are too slow for this stage of training and I’d really like to start making some strides towards actually doing good, efficient workouts. I’m gonna keep working and hopefully have a nice 15 miler tomorrow. Alright, see ya.