Sunday, 27 April 2008

Sunday 10 miler

This is a picture of the South Platte River - which I ran beside this morning.  

Do you want to know the truth?  I had a pretty miserable run.  My left hip hurts so bad.  I kept taking walk breaks, but I swear they don't help anything, they just slow me down and make it harder to get a good pace going again.  

I actually enjoyed my 15 miles last week more than I enjoyed the 10 today.  Even though I had my cute new outfit on... and that usually makes a run more tolerable.

I honestly don't know how I can run a marathon in just 7 weeks.  

I am going to take a nap now and hope when I wake up the world looks like a friendlier and less painful place.

6 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job on your 10milers. I had a pretty miserable run yesterday too. I was planning for a 'do-over' today, but other things got in the way and it never happened.

I don't know why some runs are so much better than others, but I'm glad it isn't just me!!

Kevin said...

Every now and then we all have a bad run. Hopefully your hip will be better by your next run. If your hip can recover, 7 weeks should be enough time to get in a few more longer runs and feel good for your marathon

Wes said...

If your hip is bothering you, then that is a warning sign. you need to make sure you stretch your ITB bands before running. Take a couple of easy days this week, no more than 3 miles. Then see how your long run goes this weekend. Dee Dee did one (1) sixteen mile run before her marathon. If she can do it, you can too!!

J~Mom said...

Sorry it wasn't a good one! Just remember for every bad one there are good ones waiting to happen! I hope you had a good nap!

Adam said...

When I trained for my half last year I had a few bad weeks too. You may need to ease off a little.

Marcy said...

It's ok Mary!! It happens to all of us :-) I had a poopy 9 miler last week. This weeks long run was pretty good though ;D I'm sure the next one will be great.