Thursday, February 4, 2010

Getting my feet wet... literally

I ran 4.5 miles Sunday and felt pretty good. I took Monday off, had an awesome spin class Tuesday after a core and upper body session, and ran almost 7 miles yesterday! I felt really great. My pace was slow, but I didn't want to push it. My heart rate was probably barely over resting, but my legs felt good. I'm feeling confident I can do a good long run this coming Sunday, despite the Snowpocalypse: The Sequel planned for this Saturday. Hopefully, the roads with be somewhat clear by Sunday afternoon, and I can stick to those as I get in somewhere between 14 and 16 miles.

Yesterday, I needed to go out for a run. The weather was gorgeous. It really warmed up after the snow, which made for huge puddles of slush everywhere. I tried to avoid it, but still arrived home with soaking wet feet.

I'm trying to plan out some very smart training over the next nine weeks to Boston. I'm really going to take it easy to avoid over-doing it, especially since I signed up for a 50k trail race in the beginning of June. I'm going to focus on that, rebuilding those base miles, and working on stamina and speed (Boston), and then focusing on endurance and getting out to the trails in late April and May. 

The National Marathon isn't looking too hott right now. It just doesn't fit in with training anymore. I was thinking of doing a 4-week taper after that run (like I did for MCM), but now I almost just want to take a few weeks off before Boston after this setback, making a 26.5 mile run four weeks out a problem. I've always underestimated myself in the past, but I want to make sure I do everything right.

2 comments:

  1. Smart girl- your plan sounds right on target!

    Good luck on the long run Saturday- I, too, face Snowpocalypse: The Sequel!

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