For some reason, I was really having some mental roadblocks- telling myself I was tired or too slow. For some reason last week's 7.2 seemed so much easier. Today it didn't help that my legs felt like lead and I formed a couple lovely blisters on both feet. Despite that, it was a beautiful day here in Kentucky.
As mentioned last week, we walk out in the “country” near the Kentucky Horse Park on a dedicated mixed use trail that spans 9+ miles towards the city.
Our pace started out good, but once I started having the foot discomfort, we slowed down quite a bit. Not that I'm trying to set any records or anything – I just want to finish!
After I got home, I laid in bed with my pup while my feet and legs ached and wondered why the heck I'm doing this. After about 30 minutes, I remembered… because I can.
I picked myself up and went to the local running store to get some more BodyGlide and some different “no blister” socks. Hoping tomorrow I'll be able to survive my 5K running 101 class at the gym without my legs giving out on me.
So, pushing on. 6 weeks left to train. Hoping that since I'm up to 8 miles, 6 weeks will be plenty of time to get to 13.1 without so much pain. I definitely need to integrate more short walks during the week in addition to my normal workouts. As the sun stays out longer and the days are warming up, I'm hoping to eliminate my usual excuses for going on a walk after work.