|Team Shenanigans at mile 4 of our first 8-mile run|
I can't believe that Week 8 is done, and I have completed half of my training for my half marathon. Actually, I can run more than half a half marathon at this point, (that's a lot of halfs...) and it feels amazing. Eight weeks ago, I was terrified of finishing my first 5-miler. Now, I have knocked that out in the morning before work.
|NOTE: GPS not correct Saturday|
And despite her regular protests of "Let's just get this over with," Danielle finally signed up for the race. I think the runner's high is finally seeping into her brain, and I'm really pumped to have another teammate officially along for the ride ... even if she's mostly doing it for the beer afterward.
Looking at Week 9, I'd like to focus on nutrition. I've been more diligent about tracking my PointsPlus for Weight Watchers, and I've had some good weeks on the scale. BUT, I think I need to come up with a new strategy for pre- and post-run meals. I've been running on a empty stomach, but the 5-milers and longer runs don't seem to go over well when my tank is low. Fuel me up!