I’ve been training for the Derby Half Marathon. Its been hard and even grueling at times, but I enjoy the running and I like having a goal to shoot for.
Today’s training seemed extra hard for some reason. It was a long run without the aid of my training group. I had a few water stops planned out (thanks to my wonderful husband), but it wasn’t enough. I’ve been training with some free energy beans/gummies. Today’s gummies were gross. Flat out gross. But I ate them because I knew I needed the boost.
The route I had planned for myself took me through Cherokee Park. The scenic loop is somewhere around 2.5 miles, but with those hills it seemed more like 5 miles. They say to make your training runs harder than the race will be, but I think I may have over done it.
I’ve been trying to recuperate all day. My energy levels have been super low. My legs tighten up if I sit down for too long. And I’m pretty sure I have a dehydration headache.
I know it sounds like I’m just complaining a lot. And I am. I’m allowed to. I’m training for a half marathon. It isn’t easy. And I’m going to say exactly how I feel. Some days I feel great. Today it felt like crap.