Sunday, March 23, 2008

A BAD LSD...

I guess these things happen but when you're about to run 30K you'd prefer they would all be great!! Truthfully, I'm a little depressed.... so when I ran 13 miles last week @ 11:48 min/mile, it was hard but there was no way I wasn't finishing it.

Today was suppose to be 15-16 miles or 3h whichever would come first. I could feel I wasn't into it as soon as I started... bad news. I kept on trying but my mind wasn't into it. It was the slowest I've ever been 12+ min per miles almost the entire way and then around mile 11 my knee started to hurt (my calf was solid rock) and I had to walk several times (13+ and 14+ min per miles for the last 2 miles!). I felt like my legs were made of lead and didn't want to move forward.

So in the end, with lots of self pep-talk, I did 13.5 miles in 2h48 @ 12:29 min/mile. I'm not questionning my desire to run the 30K but I'm questionning my ability to do it (in a good time). The fact is, the training has been sporadic and sometime inexistant and I know I'm far away from last year's shape. I will not make it close to a time I'd like but I do think I could make it to the end line with some walking. Fortunately, I have friends who are willing to run it with me so I wouldn't be alone.

I'm going to get some A.R.T. done on my knee/calf tomorrow and see what my chiropractor says. I do not want to risk an injury for this race. I have a fall marathon to train for ;-)

Anyway, thanks for reading all my ramblings!!

Happy Easter! Joyeuses Pâques!

7 comments:

yumke said...

Happy Easter. Sorry to hear the long run didn't go so well. I guess the best is to rest up, taper well and let the race-day magic do its thing. Here's hoping for great weather.

Marcy said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

Awwwhhh chica, I think you did excellent considering the circumstances. You'll do great no matter if you have to walk at the end :-)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Okay, don’t let me down! You’ve been inspiring quite a few of us out here in Blogland. Make it a social event with your friends and enjoy the trip around the bay! You have plenty of time before the Olympic Trials…..

RunnerGirl said...

I'm with Marcy, the run was great!

Sonia said...

Thanks everyone! I've decided to go for it, have fun with my friends and forget about the time it will take us to finish it! =)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Sometimes when I go up the next stairstep in miles, I do that too. The first time it might be a body part, the next time might be cardiovascular and just can't get into it. I think it is just part of going up in miles and getting all the body parts and systems to work together. Any chance you were low on water? Sometimes that gives me those symtpoms too. I bet you will be fine for the 30K especially if you are not worrying about time. Hope it works out well. Good luck!!!

Thanks for all the very sweet comments. :D

Runner Leana said...

What fall marathon were you thinking of doing? I hope the ART helped your knee! How's the PF?