True Story: I’m struggling to find the energy the come home and run after working a 10 hour day. I’m sticking to my long runs on the weekends and walking the dog throughout the week, but honestly, I’m not doing the short run during the week. I’ve got a 4 mile run on Tuesdays that I’m suppose to do, but I’m typically still pretty sore from my long run on Sunday. So I just walk the dog instead. Wednesdays I’m suppose to weight train, so I do a few squats. Then on Thursday’s I do hill sprints or some HIIT work. I’ve done shorter versions of my Thursday training day…because fat people aren’t meant to do hill sprints. And after I’ve done 15 minutes of hill sprints I’m puking in my mouth.
I’ve come to realize that half marathon training plans are not designed for the fat runner. I’ve also come to realize that no fat runner should probably try to train for a half marathon in 10 weeks. Alas, here I am…
One of the things that makes running bearable for me is music. I love my playlist and it’s often changing. When I’m bored with it I’ll switch to Pandora. What I’m realizing with my playlist though is that it’s not long enough for a half marathon. Let’s be honest, I need about 3.5 hours of music on my playlist if I expect it to carry me the whole way. I’m currently at about an hour.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLAYLIST SUGGESTIONS?
Like I said, I do well over the weekend. I broke in a new pair of running shoes. I went for an 8 mile run as part of my training on Sunday. I’ve never run 8 miles before. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about actually doing 8 miles, but I did it. I may have come home and collapsed on the floor into a puddle of sweat and jello, but I did it. Despite the fact that at about 3 miles into my run my headphones informed me they were done with the run, I needed to recharge them and they were powering off. 5 miles of silence. 5 miles of just my own damn thoughts. That’s a lot of damn thinking time when you are a fat runner.