Saturday, May 22, 2010

I have tired lead legs...

Ok, so eating a Gyro from Mad Greek 20 minutes before a long run probably wasn't the best idea, but I did it and now I've learned my lesson. I'm glad I have a stomach made of iron cause I hate puking. The only issues I had were stomach cramps and a couple of side cramps from the food. The other thing I learned was waiting too long to run isn't the best. I should have gone earlier this morning rather than waiting until 1 in the afternoon. I was really hoping to run 20 today (I know it wasn't scheduled.) just so I could do it before the marathon in 3 weeks, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I started out my run thinking that I'd do a 5 minute walking warm up so I wouldn't get hurt, but that 5 minute walk ended up being 1 miles worth of walking, then I ran a little and my legs were EXTREMELY tired and felt like lead weights...ugh...it didn't feel good.

So, I'm run/walking around by the copper mines feeling like I have cement blocks tied to my feet and feeling sooo down because I know there's no way I'm going to do 20. I get tired of all the traffic and the lack of a shoulder for me to run in so, I called J to come pick me up. I ended up doing a little more than my scheduled 12 at 12.84, but for some reason I feel SOO completely defeated. How can I one week run almost 17 and feel awesome and the next week feel so defeated because I ran 12.84?

I know, I'm weird...I've been having mood swings, my legs feel like lead, and I've been feeling light headed. I think I need to get more sleep and drink more water. I wish the next few weeks would hurry up so I can run my marathon. I just want it to be here already.

I think my IT band injury has thrown everything off for me mentally.

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Try to stay positive! It's weird how some days we can have awesome runs and others I question why I do it in the first place. You are going to rock that marathon.

Anne said...

Sounds like you need a hug ((()))

H Love said...

I hear ya! It can be so mental. I am right there with you as I am so scared I won't be able to run tomorrow after waiting/resting for what seems like years!!

Every run is different...don't let this one get you down. YOU CAN DO IT!

Cynthia O'H said...

Every hill that goes down comes back up. Runs are the same and your next run will be great. Remember, we need hard days to make us tougher as runners.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Everyone Who has trained for a marathon has a few of these weeks where the legs are so heavy and the long run just ain't happening. No worries, it's very normal and next week is a new week. Put this one behind you and just think of it as a character building kind of week.