I’m here, alive and well! This month is just flying by, I’m not sure where the time has gone. I have been super-busy with school, work, and life outside of training. I have lost track of my workouts over the last two weeks and my eating habits have been terrible, add that to my lack of blogging, and I may be throwing all of my March goals out the window. I’m a bit off-track with my half-marathon training, but I’m hoping there will be no more interruptions between now and the race. I went skiing in West Virginia this past weekend and the weekend before, so I skipped my long runs in favor of non-stop skiing all weekend long. Both weekends had pretty good conditions for spring skiing, even though it rained a bit on Saturday and was foggy on Sunday. I also got to try out a new pair of skis this weekend and they were AWESOME! I really need new ski boots, mine are about 12 years old and very worn out. I am hoping to get a pair for next season. Anyways enough about that.
I’m not going to go back through all my workouts over the past two weeks, because, frankly, I didn’t write them down and I can’t remember what I did. I took a nice 5 mile run with Tara this afternoon. It turned out to be a gorgeous day and about 60 F. I found a 5 mile route on the local running club’s website and hit the road. I forgot to start my watch at the beginning of the run, so I am missing some time, but here are my heart rate stats:
Duration – 48:21
Maximum Heart Rate – 186
Average Heart Rate – 169
Calories – 524
I didn’t feel fantastic, but I didn’t feel terrible either. My right ankle felt a little tweaky, and I’m not sure if it was new pain or possibly something I hadn’t noticed from skiing over the weekend. It never got beyond the point of a dull ache, so I didn’t think it was necessary to stop and it doesn’t hurt now, so I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. I also managed to start a nice little blister on my left instep, but that’ll be long gone before the race. I’m really getting excited to run the half-marathon next month.