Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holidays & Rest Week

So, I haven't abandoned my plans! I am still on track for the marathon in just 93 days!!!!

Thanksgiving week was great! I started it off with my cold 13 mile run. I managed to run an easy run on Tuesday, a steady pace 4 miles on Friday and a sluggish, fight for every step, "easy" 6 miles on Sunday morning. My husband and I took our bikes along on our Thanksgiving trip and I got 3 rides, including a pretty intense (for me) mountain biking ride on Sunday, this after my sluggish run that morning. I was scheduled for a 10 mile run, but I think the run + bike ride made up for it.

I did eat and eat and eat. And ate poorly. Which I believe accounts for my sluggishness the Sunday after Thanksgiving, but boy did I enjoy that food!!! We don't really do much the rest of the holiday season and the marathon is months away, so I indulged. :)

This week is a "boring" recovery week with 5 mile runs at an easy pace. I'm mixing up how I reach  my goal pace. First 5 mile run was steady and so slow I couldn't hardly stand it. Second run was 50% fast [for me ;)], and 50% walking. Thinking a trail run for my last recovery run might be nice before tempo runs, hill runs, speed workouts and long runs kick in again.

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