28 August 2011


I had to run 11 miles this morning. It felt a lot harder than it should have.

I have narrowed it down to a few problems:
  1. Not drinking enough water during the day.
  2. Not eating enough to fuel my runs during the week. And not eating the right stuff.
  3. Running my long run too damned fast.
Since I am back at work, I am reluctant to drink water the way that I should because I can't just go to the bathroom any time I want.

I need to eat more calories--running shouldn't feel this labored--especially a mere 11.

I have no idea how to slow down.

Last time I trained for a marathon, I noticed a pattern. I would have a tough long run and then the next week went smoothly. I wonder if I am falling into that pattern again. If so, next weekend should go smoothly.

Four weeks down; fourteen weeks to go!


  1. I have a recipe for homemade high calorie Lara bars. And also tons of other high calorie recipes.

  2. I love larabars. I don't know if I have the patience to make them from scratch. Plus at 220 calories each I don't want a whole bunch sitting around her. I have a Key Lime one in my work bag right now. I really want to eat it.