Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 1 of Irish Sprint 10k training

This is how my day is going so far:

I ended up getting out of bed at 210pm, due to the absurdly late night last night. It was late for no reason other than I didn't decide to goto sleep. I was awake and aware enough to make sure I took my morning medications right away. I have been way to lax about that, and need to get back into a good routine. I then refilled my pill container for the week. I then went about most of the morning hygenics ritual, with the exception of a shower because there's no reason to shower and THEN go running. I drank a 5 hour energy with my breakfast, which consisted of a Thomas' Whole Grain English Muffin with peanut butter, and a small glass of 2% milk. I then tracked my food online, made my bed and cleaned the room a bit. To prep for todays run, I made a new playlist for my phone, and it was really good while I was running. I checked the weather, got dressed, went out to see if I would be cold or too warm, but everything was good. 

And, here we go with the main event: Overall not too bad - the temperature was nice, around 40 degrees. Not a lot of wind, dry ground for the most part. I took a lap around campus, going for 3 miles for todays workout. I focused a lot on my form, trying to get my body to have good form even when I'm tired. It'll take practice and time, but my form will definitely improve. I have new running shoes, and at the beginning of the run, my feet started to hurt, as I've felt in other shoes which didn't provide enough support. But, as the run continued, the pain went away. So to sum up, this was a good first day.

After the run, I did a good cool-down, lots of stretching and drank a protein shake. I recorded all of my activity and food again on the weight watchers site. Now I'm about to take a shower and then begin my homework for all my classes.

Day 1 is down, there are 46 more days to train before race day.

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