Yesterday I was supposed to run 10 miles. 2 miles into my 10 mile run I started feeling my legs cramp us. I stopped my Garmin and stretched. After stretching I started up my Garmin and tried running again. Every step I took it felt like I was swimming in sand. My legs would not stop cramping. I tried running and running but it would not stop. So I stopped 2 miles into my 10 mile run. I walked to my car and I balled my eyes out. I started freaking out because I have never experienced cramped legs in my life. My calves were hurting. I was limping. I didnt know what to do. So I went home and sulked. Then I realized I shouldn’t freak out because my longest run was 9.5 miles. Second, for the past 3 weeks my long runs have been on hilly courses. Three, I started incorporating speed work about 3 weeks ago into my half marathon training plan.
So yes I do feel somewhat nervous because I have trained up to 9.5 miles but I am confident I will be able to tough out the last 3.5 miles.
Here is what my Last week of training looks like:
Monday: 3 miles on the Elliptical + 45 minute Power Interval Class at my gym
Tuesday: 4 mile run
Wednesday: 3 mile run or Cross Training
Saturday: F3 Half Marathon
Have a great Monday night everyone!