Rest day. I just noticed on my countdown ticker that there are only 4 1/2 months to go before the big day, and only about 9 weeks before I will be doing the Pocatello 1/2 Marathon...whoa!! That seems so soon, and I still feel so ill-prepared. I'm thankful for a training schedule that allows me to build gradually and I'm hoping that things continue to go as well as they have for me in my training. This week will be a bit different than the past few. Instead of 3 - 3 mile runs and one long run, I will be doing 3 miles on Monday, then 4 on Tues., 3 again Wednesday, then only 5 on Thursday. I will still be getting in 15 miles of running for the week, but it's kind of a "rest" week before my long run goes up to 9 miles on the following week. I really need to get a better handle on my diet. I think my lack of energy and soreness last week was due mostly in part to my lack of appropriate fuel, but I don't even feel that hungry most of the time. I almost kind of feel sick to my stomach a lot, especially after working out. I did pick up a big box of Clif (mini) energy bars, and I'm going to start eating half of a bar before my runs, then the other half afterwards, then have breakfast after that. I think I really need the extra carbohydrates.
Recently my husband and I watched the two movies about Steve Prefontaine: 'Without Limits' and 'Prefontaine'. We personally preferred 'Without Limits' as a movie, but they were both good and it's a very interesting story. His determination and perseverance are such an inspiration, but it is also such a tragic story. I would recommend these movies to anyone looking for an interesting flick about a runner whose potential for greatness was cut short.