Ok, this will be super quick... I have been MIA from Blog world, but wanted to document my week 4 runs.
Sun: Cross train- body work resistance, swimming with the kids, Kinect Fit
The long run was tough. I hit mile 5 1/2 and hit a wall (right around 1 hour). I stopped right in the middle of the road and just stood there for what seemed like forever. Somewhere, down way deep, I was able to pull it together and finish the last mile and a half. It took me an hour and 15 minutes to complete the 7 miles. I got SUPER sick (read really bad stomach cramps and the runs- not the fun kind of runs....) and need a better plan for hydration and fuel during my next run.
I have a belt with a pouch and place for a water bottle to use on my next run. I am going to try these PowerBar Energy blasts on my next run (8 miles) to see if that helps with the post-run tummy issues.
My mid-week runs feel solid. It's nice to be in a place where 3 miles now seems like I am just getting started. The 1/2 marathon is next month and I am starting to get really nervous. Each week, an each extra mile, heightens my anxiety. I know that I can do this. I want to do it well.