Running All The Miles
Hello there! Sorry I’m a day late on my long run recap but truthfully it took the life out of me! As I inch closer to the taper my legs are definitely feeling the effects of late marathon training. I thought I had 18 miles on the schedule for Saturday but it turns out it was only supposed to be 16 miles. Oh well, I don’t think the extra 2 miles hurt me in any way.
The mileage honestly didn’t feel too bad on my legs, but it exhausted me mentally. It took me 4:22 to finish up @ at a nice easy average pace of 14:35 (about a minute slower than race pace). Here’s how I entertained myself for almost 4.5 hours:
- 1.5 hours on the treadmill watching YouTube videos
- 1.5 hours on the treadmill listening to my marathon training playlist*
- 1.5 hours running outside listening to old episodes of the Psychobabble podcast
- Included in there were about 2 hours of total mental boredom
I really need to figure out what I’m going to do to stay entertained this coming weekend for my 20-miler. I should probably add more songs to my marathon training playlist since it currently rotates between five songs. What can I say, when I find a song/songs I like I listen on repeat until I can’t take it anymore.
If you promise not to laugh I’ll tell you which songs are on my playlist …
- Starstruck, Lady Gaga
- Boys Boys Boys, Lady Gaga
- Don’t Let Me Get Me, Pink
- Jenny From the Block, J-Lo
- Wannabe, Spice Girls
Okay, seriously, you promised not to laugh! I like what I like, haha.
I felt pretty good on Saturday night. Adam and I went over to my mom’s house:
And then out to dinner where I ate almost every last drop of this healthy dessert:
On Sunday I woke up feeling like I was hit by a truck! I dragged myself out of bed around 10:30am, watched the Dolphins game (oy, we won but it wasn’t pretty) and then I napped from 5pm – 9pm. I got up for a few minutes to eat a small dinner and then I went right back to sleep. I NEEDED IT! I was just exhausted.
This was my couch situation. I don’t know about you, but after a long run I get really cold and need to pile on all the blankets for a little while.
My coach reminded me that these last two weeks are supposed to be TOUGH but that around the corner I have a nice little break before the big day. I just need to make it through the next few days!
BTW I know I haven’t mentioned my hip in a couple of weeks. I just realized over the weekend that it’s really not bothering me at all anymore. I’m so happy! Deep stretching really made such a world of a difference for me and my fragile hips.
Hope you’re having a great week so far. Today is a BIG DAY for me: The Mindy Project returns :). At 9pm I’ll be hanging a Do Not Disturb sign on my head.
How was your weekend?
Did it involve the two best things: football and running?