The monster month is here...
Sunday, September 07, 2008
The hardest month in marathon training. I have 170 miles on the training agenda this month. I know I'll be ready for this race - I will have done 4 twenty mile runs by the time I taper. I'm thinking about doing 22 next week. The trail I'm doing my next 20 on is a 7.8 mile loop, and my goal is to make it around 3 times.
Last week, when I did my 20, I didn't eat enough - my sugar was so low at the end that I could feel it, and I stopped to get a Mt. Dew on my way home because I knew I wouldn't make it home if I didn't. I'll bring more shot blox and gatorade next week.
As far as how down I was feeling last week, I'm feeling a little better - I have been trying to focus on my food and what I actually eat. I am not the best at the nutrition tracker when I get busy, so I haven't been as diligent as I should be. I'm also going to talk to my doctor about hypothyroidism, because I have a lot of the symptoms, and one of the main ones is an inability to lose weight/or a gain in weight. We'll see if that can help.
Although I am looking forward to my race, I'm also looking forward to the day when I can get up and decide what type of exercise I can do, instead of just running - I would like to get back into doing my Firm DVD's, and maybe only run 3 times a week for a while (after I go to my doctor for the foot thing). Two marathons in one year is definitely a lot of training. When the year's over, I will have run over 1200 miles!
Even still, I am already planning on running the Pig again next May - it is my hometown race, and a lot of fun.
Hope everyone has a great week.