May 21, 2012

Needing a Confidence Boost and a Weekly Recap

As much as I would love to sign up for a marathon right now, just I can't.  I honestly don't think I am ready and until I feel more comfortable with my running abilities I will just stick to what I have been doing.  But wait, I am not completely against signing up for a race.  I am considering signing up for a 10K or maybe even a 5K. What I really need right now is a little "confidence boost" so I am considering a couple of local races.  I guess what I am in search of is a small race where I have a chance of placing in my age group. I like the small races that have same day bib pick up and are close to home! I am search of one or two right now so we will see if I can work up the courage to register for one.
Weekly Recap
My runs were a little bit better this week than last week. I only ran 6 miles last week due to sore calves and this week I was able to squeeze in 19.5 miles. It's not where I want to be in terms of pace and mileage but I am trying to take it slow for the next few weeks and hopefully I can get more serious with my running in June. Training is difficult during the summer months because of the California heat but it's the only way to prepare for winter races. We are already experiencing temperatures in the 90's so I am a little worried about how hot our summer will actually be.
Monday: REST

Tuesday: Ran 5 Miles on the Treadmill. It was way too hot to run outside by the time I got home from work.

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: REST

Friday: Ran 5.25 Miles (The best run I have had in a long time!)

Saturday: Ran 3 Miles (Two Miles with the family and the last one alone.)

Sunday: Ran 6.25 Miles


Hope you had a great weekend.  There seemed to be a lots of races going on this this weekend and the weather seemed to be intolerably warm/hot. I have never been up against the weather on a race day and I'm not really sure what I would do..

What is the warmest/hottest weather you have ever raced in?

1 comment:

  1. Last summer I had a really hot half-marathon (86 degrees at the finish, and no shade!). It wasn't as bad as I thought because I was prepared for it, but I sure didn't count on a PR.

    Your confidence will return! I think shorter races are just what the doctor ordered!