Overall week 2 of training went well, but I did have two small issues that I should mention. The first is that I have been extremely hungry lately. I am assuming it is because I am working out more than I am used to, but regrettably I have been eating food that is not so great for me. Namely sweets. Which I am sure in turn, is making me hungrier. So I am going to make healthier choices this week! The second area of concern is that my running shoes have been feeling uncomfortable. I have been running in the same size and same brand / style for over a year now, so this took me by surprise. If I run more than a couple of miles my shoes start to feel tight, especially on the top of my right foot. I have received a lot of great feedback about this problem from some of my Twitter friends. One of them has a great blog of his own about training for his first full marathon at the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. You should check it out! Click here! The other is not currently a blogger but she is a great person to follow on Twitter, click here to do so! They both agreed that I may need to get my feet re-sized and even look into a different shoe. They both run in Brooks running shoes and coincidentally on October 1st, Brooks is releasing a new line of shoes called the PureProject Collection. These shoes have certainly been causing a lot of chatter in the running community and after reading a review of them by Katie from KatieRunsThis (click here to read her post), I see why. So on Saturday after work, I will be stopping at the Hanson Brooks running store to check them out for myself and I even if I don’t fall in love with the PureProject line, I am at least hoping to find THE perfect running show for me.
Here is what week 3 of training looks like for me!
Sunday: 3.5 Mile Run
Monday: Pilates & Stair Stepper
Tuesday: 3.5 Mile Run plus Strength Training
Wednesday: Rest Day!
Thursday: 2 Mile Run
Friday: 5 Mile Run
Saturday: Stretching & Strength Training
You probably have noticed that my mileage is increasing this week. During week 1 and week 2 of training I ran a total of 12 miles each week. This week I will be running a total of 14 miles!
How about you, is your mileage increasing this week also?