Already a day late posting on week 2…oops!
I had a really good week of training! I managed to do every single run (yay!) I also really enjoyed my runs this week, including my long run!
The only day I felt like I didn’t really want to go out was on Wednesday. I had my run planned for after work, these runs are always the most difficult for me because I am mentally and physically drained at the end of most work days. It also happened to be my most beneficial run of the week. Once I got going it really helped me let go of work brain and by the time I had got home I felt kind of like it was a new day, one where I had already been productive and had the rest of my day to relax. I really need to remember that feeling this coming week as I have 2 after work runs scheduled!
Long run: Week 2 long run is 7 miles, up 1 from last week. I was still getting over being ill last week so it was a bit of a struggle, but this week felt great! My legs felt fresh and never got fatigued through the whole run. It also helped that it was a gorgeous day with the most perfect cool breeze. My only issue was getting a side stitch at mile 5.5. My strategy for that is to focus on my breath and take deeper inhales and slow exhales. It helped pretty quickly but I would love to know if anyone has some tips on how to avoid getting them in the first place!
The breakdown of plan vs reality;
Monday: Rest Rest
Tuesday: 3 miles 2.3 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles 3.3 miles
Thursday: 2 miles 1.7 miles
Friday: Rest Rest
Saturday: 7 Miles 7 miles
Sunday: Cross train cross train (dog walk)
I am super happy with how last week went and am feeling positive about week 3. I have adjusted week 3 because of some plans but luckily it was a step back week and the long run is only 5 miles!
Please let me know your best tips for avoiding and getting rid of a stitch!!