Yesterday morning consisted of a nice swim, working mostly on endurance, and then a good spin session to follow. It felt good to do both, but I was wiped afterwards. I went to see the movie "The Kite Runner" in the afternoon and thought it was very good. I read the book a couple years ago and was excited to see the movie. I highly recommend it.
I woke up this morning with some serious stomach issues. It hurt so bad, it felt as if my intestines were being twisted like a wet towel. All I could think about was my 4 miler scheduled for today. Do you think I will ever learn my lesson? I know that I can't have a heavy workout like I did yesterday, eat crap all day, consume a handful of alcoholic beverages, sit in a smoky bar, and feel great in the morning. It just doesn't work that way.
Instead of getting up and heading to church, I drank some water, slept in, and then headed to the gym. Oddly enough, my 4-miler didn't go too bad. Actually, I thought it was quite successful. My knees didn't bother me a bit. Afterwards I spent a good amount of time on the weight machines, working on arms, legs, and my core. To finish up, I grabbed my 8 pound medicine ball and worked on my abs.
I don't know what everyone else is doing for the Superbowl, but I think I may be just laying low tonight. My couch is sounding mighty good. Plus, I have plans to finish Water for Elephants today as well.
I can successfully say that the first two weeks of my half marathon training have gone quite smooth. And I expect the same for the weeks to come!
OCN: 17.51 miles
ORN: 4.2 miles
47:30 = 4 miles at 11:52 min/mile