Monday, September 19, 2011

7 Week Away

First off... Since this blog is dedicated to healthy living and marathon training, and for whatever reason, I really really really want to talk about football right now, I started writing in my other blog again, NCAA lives here. I am always afraid to write about sports because there is so much I don't know, but I figured I could think of some things that were in my safe zone. So, if you like football and/or Clemson, please visit it. My post today was top 4 games I've attended as a Clemson Fan.

To review last weeks training -
Monday - rest
Tuesday - rest
Wednesday - morning intervals and evening yoga
Thursday - swim
Friday - run
Saturday - game day
Sunday - 9.2 miles with mom

I'm glad I got in one extra day of cross training but I really NEED to get in 2 days. It's so hard because I've got so much going on right now.

This week -
Monday - rest (not because I want to, but simply because of my schedule)
Tuesday - Swim
Wednesday - Morning intervals and yoga in the evening
Thursday - I've got to figure out a way to ride my bike this day. I don't know how.
Friday - Run
Saturday - I have so much crap going on this day, I don't know WHAT i'm going to do
Sunday - run - I'm going to shoot for 10 miles

Bleh bleh. This is hard. I should NOT have signed up for a marathon during football season, yoga teacher training and putting on this event downtown. The combo of the 3 is making my life hard.

Yesterday's long run. It did not go well initially because as I reached mile 1, I realized I had to poop. Not good. So mom and I decided to run to my grandmother's house. The last mile, we had to walk because I thought I was going to poop in my pants. My issue is that I went before I left the house. What has been my problem lately? I have to go EVERY SINGLE TIME I RUN. It's so frustrating because it can slow me down big time. AAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH.

I know that was gross but it's a serious problem for distance runners and I'd like to figure out what to do other than get up at the butt crack dawn to make sure I go all the way. I hate getting up early. I will NEVER train for a marathon during football season again. You can bet that.


  1. I have horror stories about GI distress and running... I use to think it was the gels/shot blocks/ glu that I would take in durning my long runs that was causing this problem. I found that cutting out grains was the key to me running and not having to look for the largest tree that would hide my behind. There is hope just its really hard ;)

  2. i have such a hard time with no grains :( lol. I think part of my problem was pizza and breadsticks the night before... not a good pre run dinner lol