Another One Bites the Dust

The final countdown has begun for the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival Half Marathon.  My training this time around has been a little all over the place.  Then again this is my first summer training and it has been a challenge.  My goal today was to get in 14 miles but I ran out of time and was only able to go 11.25.  I had an appointment at 9:30am and needed to be back at the house by 8:15am.  I can only get up so early (5am), I thought I would be able to get more miles in but my hips were really tight today and I needed to take more walk breaks than I wanted to.

20150829_062743That yellow circle in the middle, thats the moon.  When I left the house it was white, when the sun started to come up it turned yellow.  Pretty cool to see that happen actually.  I asked Joe to meet up with me after I had been out for about an hour.  Once he found me I was at mile 7 and was almost out of water.  Covered in sweat but happy to have a reason to stop for a second and get the cramps out of my feet.

6910All in all I did an average pace of about 12min/mile including walks.  Not too bad, not where I want to be but still not bad.  Luckily my appointment today was for a massage.  She really had her work cut out for her with my lower back issues, tight hips and general stress.  I feel so much better now.  Granted I did also take a shot of pickle juice again and took 2 Alieve but still I feel better.  Im going to try for 14 again next weekend then take a lower mileage “rest” the following weekend.  I really want to get one good long run in before the race.  We shall see if life lets me though :)\

CHIME IN!!!  Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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  1. Congrats on even getting up that early! I am 100% a night owl, I’m so productive past 11pm! However I’m getting much better at mornings thanks to running and the sheer necessity of having to get miles in before work. Can’t believe you got up before the sun even did 😛

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