Glass Slipper Challenge Training – 4 weeks to go!

surge

We are only one month away from the Glass Slipper Challenge!  I’m excited and pumped, though my (failed) run Friday didn’t exactly get me motivated.  What does have my motivated is my new FitBit Surge – if you didn’t see the review I wrote this week, go check it out!

gsc week 14

I kind of “reversed” the week this time around to get my long run in at the beginning of the week when it was a little warmer.  I did this run the day after last week’s last run, so I still got the “Glass Slipper Challenge” effect of running 4 miles one day and 13 the next.  Even though the schedule said 12.5 I wasn’t going to stop there where I was so close to doing the whole distance!  I toughed it out, but I have to say that after mile 10 I really started feeling it.  I slowed down a lot, and had a ton of pain in my hips.  The things that usually bother me, like my ankles or my knees, didn’t.  I guess it’s just going to take more practice at going over the 10 mile distance.

gsc week 14 fri

The mid-week runs were the typical 36 minutes.  Tuesday I was actually fortunate enough to get outside again, as it was about 40 degrees – I’ve found that anything under 40 is usually really bad for me, so if I see that 4 in the temperature I jump on the chance!

gsc week 14 tues

Thursday was colder so it was in on the treadmill.

gsc week 14 thurs

This past Friday I tried to do the scheduled 4 mile run outside.  It was about 36 degrees.  Unfortunately, a combination of things had me stopping early.  My lungs were hurting, I guess from the cold.  And I ate a lot of fruit and veggies before I ran –  I think I need something a little more substantial and to throw some carbs in there.  It’s really discouraging when just a week ago I did 13.1 miles, and then I couldn’t even get past 1.5.

gsc week 14 fri2

This week the word is that we’re going to be getting a pretty terrible snowstorm, so there’s no chance of me running outside – or even being able to get to the gym to do a treadmill run.  My fingers are crossed that things will get better as the week goes on.

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