Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 70 - 13 days to go - 2 weeks! OMG!

Only 2 more weeks!!  WOOOOW!!  Where is this time going?  I started this journey in the dead of winter, (snowed!) sometimes facing down blizzard like conditions to get to the gym and now we are heading into May and race day!!

Fricken Unbelievable.  What a journey.

Today I was going to run my Sunday four miles but I woke up and my knee, hips and and other various running body parts were still feeling really tight and sore from the nine miles on Friday (yesterday I did a 3 mile "recovery" walk but it was uphill and pretty fast...) so I decided to rest today and run tomorrow.  No sense in pushing through pain prematurely and hurting myself this close to the big day.  So my schedule will be this week:

Monday - four mile run

Tuesday - Cross train

Wednesday - three mile run (as per training guide)

Thursday- rest (maybe a casual walk)

Friday - ten miles  (wanted to do this Thursday but not working out today, thru the whole thing off - so it is what it is.)

Then next week I'll do a five miler as my long run, early in the week - then maybe a few 3 milers, taper with a walk or two and then RACE!  :)

I have to say, not running today really sucked.  I wanted to do it all day and missed it.  I almost ran in the evening and then my husband pretty much encouraged me to take it easy until tomorrow, just to be safe.

XO
Jen

3 comments:

Abbey said...
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Abbey said...

Better safe than sorry. Marty is right. You have to resist the urge to over train next week! Remember this particular journey is for May 2nd and you want to be able to enjoy that day. When you set your FULL marathon goal you can push yourself again when the time is right. I'm soooooooo happy I decided to fly out and run this with you. It's going to be soooooooo much fun!

Jen said...

I know, I know... Did my run today and it was great. I'm so glad you're coming too!! I can't wait - getting excited!!