I am such a training log slacker! My last two weeks of heavy training for my next 50K went really, super duper well. I’m feeling great going into this race and I’ve gotten a lot of great training runs in. That being said though, my mind is constantly on my 100 milers this year. I have lots of big things coming this year and I’m trying to focus on one run, one race at a time.
In other news, though the past few weeks have been great running wise, other things haven’t. I’ve never really mentioned it much, but I’ve constantly struggled with fatigue and more recently, stomach issues (especially after running and working out). So (with some medical advice), I’ve taken gluten out of my diet. It’s going to take a while for the fatigue apparently, but the stomach issues have been cleared up. At first, it was hard for me to remember that I couldn’t eat the same bread or snacks my live-in boyfriend eats, but I’ve enjoyed challenging myself with new recipes and found decent substitutes to some of my favorite products. I’m hoping that long-term, this will have a much more significant and positive impact on my training.
So here’s how the past two weeks went!
Tuesday: 18 min warmup (not on purpose, I hit the lap button by accident), 8×2 min at 8:30 average, 20 min cool down. It snowed overnight Monday/most of Tuesday, so most intervals were not equal because of how the roads were plowed. I wanted to do a more challenging route as well, but stuck to the side roads instead of the main ones with unplowed sidewalks :/ This snow is getting really old. The bright side of the weather on Tuesday? Since I ran after work, it was warm enough to not have to wear tights and a coat to run in!