Having a positive attitude going into a run makes all the difference in the world. This morning I told myself this was going to the best 19 miles I've ever run, and it happened. The thought that I've never gone on a 19-mile training run made the success that much better.
After not completing long runs the past 2 weeks to attempt to let my knee heal (12 and 11 miles each week), and the marathon now less than 2 months away, I knew today had to go well. After experiencing a horrific diabetes-wise week where my blood sugars decided they liked all numbers in the 40s and nothing else, I was ready for a good run. Deliberately bolusing less and taking in carbs during the run helped combat lows, even though I still ended on the low side.
What was special about this run was the fact that it was a negative split run. I felt great the last 5 miles. The sun was out and the wind was at our backs for those last miles, which definitely helped. When I finished I felt good...ready to conquer the Illinois Marathon.
As a matter of fact, despite having lows all week, my training went really well. I ended up running 49 miles for this week - the most I've run since I began marathon training. I wore my new Newton shoes on a few runs and am liking them more and more.
Below is what I actually accomplished this week:
Running Miles = 49 miles
Biking Miles = 39 miles
Walking Miles = 9 miles
Weights = 2 times
Laps in the Pool = 8 (I think I might be the most proud of this number)
The weather this upcoming week is supposed to be practically perfect. I can't wait for another good week of training.
How was your week?