Post-Hike and Back in Training

After yesterday’s hike, the only part of my body that was terribly sore was my behind. But boy, did it hurt!

I had already scheduled a personal training session for tonight, so despite the pain I continued right on hurting myself!

I think that either my session wasn’t as hard as the last time, or maybe I’m just getting a little tougher because it was tolerable, but not impossible like usual!

I may deeply regret my previous statement tomorrow! But I’m hoping I won’t be in too much pain!

I have quickly learned that if I was able to successfully finish a 20K, I am also capable of pushing myself physically in other ways.

I have a few decisions/choices to make about this weekend, but I am very hopeful that I can take part in another big race!

This weekend’s race is only half the distance (6.2 miles), but it would still be a challenge!

Before I sign up, I just need to check on some other work/life things to make sure that my next challenge is possible, and my schedule is clear!

Does anyone have a race planned for this weekend or month? Tell me about them!


Post-Hike and Back in Training — 8 Comments

  1. I think it’s just that you’re getting tougher! I too love pushing myself beyond what I ever thought I was capable of. I remember when I was just running 5k’s, I thought no way in heck could I ever run more than this! But now I can easily do 10 miles, and am running the Nashville Womens half marathon in less than 2 weeks!

    • I ran my first 5K in a few years back in April and it took everything out of me! In a few short months, I was able to work my way up to a 20K. It’s amazing how much we can push our bodies. Good luck on your HALF!!!! That is my next goal :) ! I’lll be cheering for you!

  2. I’m running a race on Saturday too! I’m running in a 5k for women’s wellness with my wife…well actually, there is a women’s start at 8:30 then a men’s start at 9. I’m really curious to see how many guys will actually be out there lol. I’m also running my first 10K race in October. Any tips?

    • I’ve never heard of different starts for men and women, but I really like that idea!! Best of luck!

      As for tips, I’m still new to distance race running, but in the weeks before my 20K, I worked on speed training and tempo runs. My goal for my 20K was to never stop running; however, I did take a 2 minute break to quickly walk up a steep hill at mile ten (of 12.4)! I think if I got in just a few more training sessions, I would have tackled that silly hill!

      Good luck on both races!

  3. I don’t have a September race…I have an October one and i’m going to die…lol. Running a half marathon after slacking off the ENTIRE summer was not a smart move. lol.

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