During my two weeks of vacation I only ran three times (twice on the treadmill so those don't really count), and now I am paying for the slacking. I signed up for Keeneland Half Marathon at the end of March and most trainings require at least 12 weeks. The week I got back was exactly 12 weeks away from the half marathon. I put off first day of training because I had to take a nap to get over my jetlag. Then for the next two days I ran 4 miles each, my legs were sore. I was not sure how I was going to run 8 miles in a few days. According to my training schedule, the 8 mile run was supposed to be on Sunday. I ran 6 miles and called it a day.
Training feels like a chore and takes the fun out of workout. So far I have been doing 3 to 4 mile runs and long runs on Sunday. In two weeks, I am supposed to do 5 to 6 miles with a 10 mile long run. Yikes.
It's a long road ahead.