I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I’m quite horrible at it. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist.
Every Friday, I’ll post an update on my training. This is Update #6.
On 2/7 (Wednesday), I ran the longest I’ve ever run, 7.5 miles. That was great! Except when it wasn’t. My legs were tired and sore immediately after the run.
On Thursday, they still hurt.
I was going to run on Friday, but they still hurt.
On Saturday, there was a little pain in the morning, but I decided to go to the track anyway. One lap into it, the pain kicked up again. And it wasn’t just muscle pain; there was something strange going on in the interior of my left knee. That scared me, so I jumped on the recumbent bike for 90 minutes instead which was pain-free.
On Monday, I finally felt better, so I went to the gym and cranked out 4.5 miles including some sprints. Although the run was pain-free and the sprints felt really good, I had missed a day which I’m not happy about.
No Sleep Till Portland
I’m not healing because of lack of sleep. My issue is that I wake up early no matter what time I go to bed. Like 5am early. And I haven’t been getting my ass in bed at a healthy hour, so I’m paying the price:
I need to get some sleep before Portland or else I’m going to suffer.
And this reminds me of a song. I’m running the half-marathon with entrepreneur, author and musician; Mr. WoW:
Mr. WoW was a founding member of the Waffle Boys and one of their hit songs was No Sleep Till Portland (Portland is where we’re running the half-marathon):
No sleep till,
Feet on the track
Never-ever gonna slack
Legs running faster than a cheetah on the attack.
My races ain’t a job
It’s a damn good time
City to city, it ain’t a crime.
Running around the nation
WoWs always gonna be on vacation.
Itchy running legs
But a pace to race
I do what I do best
Because I’m willing and able.
Ain’t no faking
First place I’m taking
Going coast to coast, my times are breathtaking.
No sleep till,
I heard a rumor that the Waffle Boys may reunite to play a show in Portland after the race. I can’t wait! And if you can’t get to Portland, hear Mr. and Mrs. WoW on the BiggerPockets Money podcast.
This Week In Running
- Runs: 2
- Miles: 10
- Longest run: 5.5
This Year In Running
- Runs: 25
- Miles per run: 3.66
- Miles: 91.44 (goal is > 150)
- Days until half marathon: 43
2018 Activity (walking included)
- Total steps: 696,515
- Total miles: 330.47
Weight, Heart, Beer
- Weight: 157.6 (goal is < 150)
- Low resting heart rate for the week: 63 (goal is < 60)
- Beers consumed this week: 4
- Beers consumed this year: 32
- Beer ratio: 2.86 : 1 (2.86 miles ran per beer). Goal is > 3 : 1
Better sleep next week?
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