Wife and I are training for the Carlsbad Half Marathon in January. Wife has already run both a marathon and a half marathon so luckily she has already created a training plan. This is week 2 of that half marathon training program.
Week 2 started off a little rough. On Tuesday, we had to run 3 miles in order to keep us on our schedule. Exhausted and tired, we did not have the strength. After some discussion between ourselves and with friends who have ran/are running marathons, we decided that we should reduce the number of runs from 5 to 4 a week. A good decision on our part.
Wednesday – 3 miles
Waking up early really makes things work out better. My calves and Wife’s knees started to ache but we powered through.
Thursday – 4 miles
Morning runs start to get hard when they take up more time. We made it the entire route but it proved difficult. Luckily, I had no early classes coming to the museum and Wife has not had early appointments, meaning we did not worry if we ran a little late.
Saturday – 4 miles
Since we could sleep in our run did not start until mid afternoon. The temperature was a little warm for a December day but comfortable enough to run. This run felt much better than Thursday and the only one who really seemed to ache was Killian. His tongue was just about hitting the sidewalk. Afterward, we decided that Killian’s maximum distance was 4 miles.
Sunday – 5 miles
Lake Murray is a really nice run. A lot of people out walking, running, biking, and roller blading. All these things make running seem to go by a lot faster and our time improved. We ran a faster mile than we did when we ran four. Since this was our first 5 mile run since Moses finally stopped for directions, we felt great. Gorgeous weather.
Week 2 has ended and we are starting to feel aches and pains but feel good after our runs. For week 3 we will up our mileage and try to avoid permanent injury.