Second Week of Training
Here’s the overview of what I actually did for my week two of 10 Miler Training (you can check out what I planned to do here). As you can see, my long runs have migrated to Mondays instead of their planned Sundays. This suits me just fine because in theatre we almost always only have one day off, and that day is Monday! We call it our “dark day” which means the theatre is not open that day. Because really, who wants to go to the theatre on a Monday night. So really, Mondays are my Saturdays and Sundays all rolled into one (much too short) day!So far so good with my mileage. It’s not as high as my projected training schedule, but it is increasing each week at a reasonable pace. I got killed this week in a 3.5 hour swing dance call on Wednesday. It was on a cement floor, in heels, with lots of lifting. I am covered in hand shaped bruises. It really took a toll on my body. I could barely move the next day, and not in a good way. Just another example of how you have to be flexible and listen to your body while training. My number one priority is to NOT GET INJURED. I can’t afford it. I need my body to make money. (that sounded wrong.. I need it because I get paid to dance in musicals 8 times a week.. can’t have an injury to maintain that kind of schedule!)
I really don’t know what I’m going to do once it gets cold and snowy out. That’s a whole new world of crazy running pain I’m going to have to explore. Just look at this lovely trail I get to run on. The trail head is only about 0.5 miles from my house and it’s paved for a good mile in. It’s shady and perfect; filled with lots of happily exercising strangers who always say hi!
In other news, I have been in desperate need of some sort of running belt as my runs get longer. I need to carry my debit card, some fuel (I tried “E Load” gel and HATED IT. It tasted fine, I just think the texture of gels is DISGUSTING. I’m going to try a chew next), and whatever else I need that day. For the time being, I’m using the oldest, most awesomely dorky, travel money belt. I can tuck it into my pants in the back and it lays flat against my body. PERFECT, and free.
How do you handle running in the cold? What are your thoughts?