I forgot to mention that I got my 13.1 miles in for the month! I'm taking yesterday's run as my 13.1 for the month. I did lap my watch at the 13.1 mark (which happened to be on the only uphill of the day) and it was at about 2:20. Hmmm, I really need to think about that. My legs were feeling fine. I wasn't as fast as my normal half-marathons but not as slow as I probably should have been for marathon training. I will have to wait and see what the next 83 days bring, but I was thinking of hitting the half way mark more along the lines of 2:25. Maybe I'll do this marathon faster than I think possible (a.k.a. 5 hrs). I have 83 days to figure it out. :)
This afternoon I debated moving in at the grocery store. They have a lot of benefits:
- Air Conditioning
- Lots of food
- Fresh fruits and veggies
- More food
- And... when I was shopping this afternoon I had to look for a can of beans on the bottom shelf. I got all the way down only to find out that there were none of my favorite Goya black beans on the shelf. Then I tried to stand up. I looked around, there were children nearby so all expletives on the tip of my tongue were swallowed and I considered just sitting down. I really didn't have to go home, the grocery store would make a fine home and then I wouldn't put my tired quads through the act of standing up. Eventually I thought of my loving kids and my husband, who surely would go hungry without me to feed them so I stood up (hoping that I didn't make too many groans in the process), finished my shopping and am now comfortable on my couch.
Lesson learned: do the weeding during the week, not the day after a long run.
Sunday: 2 easy miles with lots of stretching & rolling in the middle (done!)
Monday: 35 minutes easy
Tuesday: 7 x 60/60
Wednesday: a couple easy miles
Thursday: 30 minute tempo
Friday: a couple easy miles
Saturday: 10-11 miles