20 weeks until the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon! Seems this is the point that things begin to speed up a bit…or, feel as if they do training-wise.
This past weekend, I did my first double-digit run of 10 miles. After struggling with a 6-miler the weekend prior, I was happy to have gotten through the miles feeling pretty good. I’m sure it helped a lot that we made sure to slow this one down both pace-wise and with our intervals, especially with the last 6 miles.
It was still very hot and humid when we started at 5am. Summer Solstice may officially begin today, but here in Florida, we’ve had summer temps for quite some time. I was dripping with sweat within the first mile and by the end, I felt like I had taken a shower in the heat. Ick.
That’s really the only thing I dislike about marathon training this time of year in Florida, it’s so darn hot! That’s why our runs are so dark and early, we do our best to avoid the sun coming up. We don’t completely avoid it, but we can sure get in a good number of our miles before it does.
July will bring three more long training runs. July 1st has 12 miles on the schedule, July 15th is 14 miles and then 17 miles on July 29th. So, next month truly kicks my training mileage into gear!
Because of that, I’ve been a bit concerned about my energy-levels. Lately, I’ve been overly exhausted and just feeling blah a good deal of the time. I don’t feel like myself overall, and my motivation is lacking on most things I usually love. So, I went back to the doctor today and questioned if it was all my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or something else.
The doctor and I chatted for a bit, and she noted that my recent blood work showed my blood sugars were at 55, way low. Surprised me because I had not been told this when they got the labs back a couple of months ago. She said that I could have Fibrogycemia, but she is suspecting that it’s hypoglycemia that is causing further issues. Going to see if improving my sugar intake and carbs will make things better. Hoping that’s the case.
I’m praying that my July training goes well, and that my energy and motivation improves during the next 2-3 weeks. Definitely not helpful being exhausted all the time when you are marathon training.
Anyone else training for the NYC Marathon or another Fall marathon?