Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Training - Week 4 - Week 2 of Marathon Training - 5 Miles EZ

Earlier today I announced a new blog post series I am titling, "Getting It Done" which you can read here.

This post mentions the problems I had this morning getting my 5 mile run in this morning.

I was not motivated to run later today, but I fought through the mental barrier and got it done.

I am glad I did because as I have stated in several posts, you almost always feel better after a run than before it.

I had to fight mentally to get through the 5 miles.

Today I did work on a breathing technique the last .75 of the run where I was taking deep inhales lasting two steps and exhaling one step. This really helped me sustain a higher octane run. I did not fatigue as quickly as I thought. It was hard breathing this way, but I remember reading somewhere about taking in deeper inhales of air. I am not sure if I could sustain that over the course of a 5K or 4 mile run as I found it hard to breathe that way, but it really helped. Just to test the difference I went back to breathing out of my mouth and I instantly took shallow inhales and my body tensed up and I almost felt a panic overcome my body.

I will continue to work on my breathing as I continue to train.

I did finish with a good run.

Mile 1: 7:49
Mile 2: 7:32
Mile 3: 7:32
Mile 4: 7:22
Mile 5: 7:07

This lead to a 5.07 mile run in 37:54. I did not feel too bad afterwards. I really feel my body starting to adapt to the running.

In the mornings I do wake up quite sore and the bottoms of my feet are killing me. My right foot has some moderate pain on the balls of my feet across the whole pad. I hope that goes away soon.

This is one step in the right direction to GETTING IT DONE

What are you getting done today?
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