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1/2 marathon update

What was supposed to happen last week: M=speed work, W=run 4.5, F=yoga, Sa=run 4.5
What did happen last week: M=speed work, W=walk/run/shuffle 3.5, F=yoga

Gah. Welcome to the beginning of the weeks I have to just muscle through. On the weekend I was actually being social with people, which was fun, but to have gotten up and run on either Sa or Su would have meant getting less than six hours of sleep. And I kind of feel like that's the point of diminishing returns - if I'm going below six hours of sleep to run it's not really worth it.

The next two weeks I'm not so worried about the stuff during the week. The pre-rehearsal meetings have stopped, and we do rehearse later into the night but I still think it'll be okay. The weekend run, however, for the next two weeks may just not happen. Or may be seriously curtailed. I don't know yet - and still haven't paid the entry fee. Though at this point I'm not sure I should until I get the show opened - and know I can complete the training.

Yesterday I ran seven miles. The longest I've ever run. The last 1/2 mile sucked (my hamstrings were totally tightening up, of all things) but I did it. I'm now in the territory where every new long run is the furthest I've ever gone. Should be interesting.

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I ran the Marine Core Marathon last year and had never run longer than 8 miles before training. Once you slow down the slow runs get addicting until the last mile. And, um, you do need more than 6 hours sleep.

Yeah you!

Which 1/2 marathon BTW? If it's around here I might try to sign up for it... you're in NYC right,not LA?

I'm in the bay area of Cali, not NYC (sadly). It's the silicon valley half marathon I'm going to be running. Darn, cause I'ld love to know someone else there day of. Thanks for the support on the sleep thing, half my brain felt that was totally logical, and half of my brain felt like I was just coming up with a really clever excuse.

When is it? I'm thinking of running one near Christmas in the Bay Area with my marathon partner. Assuming I can get enough days off work to dash home...

hmm, I think I need to make myself a running icon for all my exercise posts.

and a day later ...

the one I'm running is October 30. If you do find something near Christmas that has a half attached let me know - I could crank my miles back up to another one with two months turnaround I think.

Good for you!

(and, hey, you need people time and sleep time, too!)

Keep posting!

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