Thursday, August 27, 2009
Somebody give me some motivation!
I don't know what's wrong with me lately! I have been coming home and sitting my butt down in the recliner and taking a nap after work. That means I have to force myself to get up and go run. Then, I come back home after my run and go back to sleep! I think I'm getting burned out all of a sudden, and it's scaring me! Good thing my race is next Saturday. I mean, I'm really excited and proud that I've come this far, but I think my body may be telling me it's time for a little rest. After my 14 mile run Sunday, I took Monday off and was supposed to run Tuesday, but didn't. I pushed that workout to Wednesday, then waited till 8:00PM to do it. I ran 5 miles on the treadmill. Tonight, I ran 4 miles outside in my neighborhood. I didn't want to do that, I wanted to stay in my chair and watch a movie, lol. I think I'm tired of having a structured running schedule with big 14 mile long runs and 10 mile tempo runs in the same week. After my race next Saturday, I'm going to take a couple of weeks off from serious training. I'm still going to run, maybe 15-20 miles each week, then jump back into a training plan again. I have another half marathon on November 1st in Pittsburgh. As long as I keep my mileage up between now and then, I should be fine. I'm just going for the experience. So, somebody please motivate me!! My last big run before the race is tomorrow. It is a 10 mile tempo run. I'm not excited about it! But, then I start taper for the race. I'm almost done!!!