Week 9 of training
Monday: Stretch and Strength
This workout left my arms and shoulders really sore
Wednesday: 3.5 mile tempo run 9:16 min/mile
Thursday: 5 mile tempo run 8:55 min/mile
Friday: 2 mile run + Ab circuit workout + Same Strength Exercise as Monday
Saturday: 3 hours of cleaning. No joke. I was exhuasted by the time I was done and consider it a workout.
Sunday: 9 mile run
This run WAS FREAKING HARD! I had to stop my watch multiple times because the trail was icy. I mean it was covered in ice due to the sleet storm. I fell down hill and managed to scrape up my elbow and butt (yes I actually scraped up my but really hard). Yes I completed the 9 miles in 1:30 but it took me closer to 1:45 to finish the run with all of the stops. Did I also mention that I puked again? I took a cliff gel (razz flavor) at mile 4.5. At mile 5 I vomited. It was not pretty. I also ran at waterfall glen which is another hilly course. Next week I need to find a flat course where I can run at my goal half pace (9:45min/mile). Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find a flat course? Bonus points if you want to run with me and pace me
I think the accel gel that I had last week was the only gel that my stomach could handle. Should I even eat a gel for my 10 mile run?
How do you manage to run on icy paths?