Cutback 1

These first 3 weeks of training have been tough. I feel like my legs are tired all the time and I just can’t get moving. The funny thing is that that feeling isn’t reflected in my pace while running, which I guess is a good thing. If I feel slow, but I’m not actually slow, that must be ok. I’m trying to keep at least one strength training session each week, but that seems to tire me out even more. Anyone have any suggestions on how to find that balance?

This week is the first of three cutback weeks. I have a 6 mile run, some hill repeats, and 8 and 4 mile runs. Seems like it’s going to be a piece of cake right now, especially since two of those will happen in Vancouver. I love running in Vancouver because I feel so speedy at sea level. I’m hoping it will boost my confidence a bit…and that confidence won’t get harshly torn down when I return home to Calgary and start running at a higher altitude again…talk about heavy legs!!

I will say I am very proud that I have already run more than 60 miles this month. It’s been a long time since I’ve run that many miles in a month…which as I write this, I realize probably explains the feeling of heavy legs…

Until next time!

Jumping for joy because I got my long run done on Friday and could totally enjoy the long weekend!