Last week was Week 13 of the Galloway training plan, but I did the long runs from Week 14. Because I am headed to WDW in 2 days for the Tower of Terror 10-Miler run next weekend! Woohoo! It was finally cooler here last weekend, only highs in the low 70s which made it nice to run in. Saturday’s run was 5.5 miles and I usually completely run anything 6 miles and under. But I decided to do an interval since I had to run again on Sunday. Tried a 2:00/:30 ratio and it worked pretty well, but I wasn’t pushing the pace as my body is still not used to, nor enjoying back to back running days.
Sunday was 15 miles. I was originally going to run with B but she had some child care issues so I was on my own again. I had major stomach issues again and had to take a pit stop at my house at mile 11, then go back out for the last 4. Which sucked, let me tell you. I need to figure out the whole stomach problems/fueling issues. I guess I just need to try to wait longer after eating before going out. I realized I’ve never had the problem during actual races, just training runs. Probably because being in a middle corral pretty much ensures I’ll have a solid 45 minute to an hour to digest before starting to run. I’m also really hoping I can do the rest of the long runs with either B or my brother (who is now back on schedule for the Galloway Dopey plan). The mileage of this weekend officially pushed me into the “Why the f*%k did I sign up for Dopey?” territory in the middle of the 15 mile run. I keep telling myself only a few more painful weekends left to go. At least I didn’t feel like I was struggling to finish the distance as much this week. No major aches or pains at least, other than the PF in my right foot. It was just the stomach issues that threw me off this week.
Last night (Monday) was Max’s first obedience training class and since he is so hyper the trainer told me to make sure I exercise him right before the classes. So even though running was the last thing I wanted to do yesterday I sprinted 1.5 miles with Max before class. I don’t know if it wore him out but I was toast after it. Haha. I may just call that my Monday workout and take it easy this week before ToT. And if anybody cares, Max did really well in the class, even listened so well he got a cheeseburger as a reward for dinner on the way home.