Unfortunately one by one, the ladies cancelled and I was left on my own. So I was happy that hubby decided to come along. Except .... he had work to do and only wanted to go out for about an hour. I should have taken a seperate vehicle and ran on my own after he left.
And I guess alternatively I should have continued my run after we got back home. But once I stop, I have a really hard time getting going again. I need to get past that. We did run pretty fast for the last half of our run though and I didn't have it in me to do more that day.
I had wanted to do 2 long runs between this past weekend and the half (which is now 2 1/2 weeks away). But this coming weekend I have a trail race (8Km/5miles) so I don't want to do a long run the day before that, and then darn work gets in the way.
I'm sort of considering running home after the race this weekend. It's 7.8 miles from the race location to home, so this would give me a total of 12.8 miles (unless the race is slightly longer than posted, which is probable).
Is this too much to fit in a day after running a race? I will be running this race as hard as I can as it is the last one in the series and I think I can get a pretty good time on this trail. If I do do it, I will be sure to take it VERY easy on the run home and even walk if needed. The more I think about it, the more I think I can do this, if I do it smart.
Right now I'm planning to fit in my last long run on the Friday of the weekend before the half - 9 days before the race. I don't really have any experience in tapering and all that and am flying by the seat of my pants. I've reveiwed various training plans and have built my plans around those and my personal schedule. For the races I've done so far (5-10K) I usually try to do about a 4-5K easy paced run two days before the race, then complete rest the day before. That seems to leave my legs fairly rested without leaving me feeling sluggish.
All I know is I have to do the best I can with the time I have available, and not waste a moment!
Oh, and here's a little recipe I threw together the other day. We had leftover plain spaghetti so I took one cup, chopped it up into bite size pieces. Sauted a bunch of broccoli and red pepper in a bit of olive oil. Added the chopped spaghetti. Then added 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1/4 tsp sugar & 1/2 tsp sesame seeds. It was SOO good. Some shrimp or chopped chicken would make this the perfect meal. It was quick, easy and a good way to use up a bit of leftovers.
Hope everyone had a great day!