In the Hal Higdon novice marathon training plan, there’s a step back in mileage every few weeks and this was one of those lighter weeks. I’m a little entertained that a 12 mile long run is now a “light week.” 🙂 Ah, the quirks of marathon training.
Monday Walking to stretch things out after a long run, plus some body weight strength training.
Tuesday Running 3 miles in the morning – it was supposed to 4 and I confess, I never made it back out to get in the last mile, but something is better than nothing.
Wednesday 8 miles total for the day: I ran a little over two miles in the morning and then got back out to finish up late Wednesday night. I have to say, that night run felt better than I’ve felt running in weeks! Free and easy, with no aches or pains or tightness. It was odd because night runs are normally much tougher for me. I think it was a) the sense of accomplishment for getting back out there and b) the Christmas lights. I love running in the dark this time of year.
Thursday Meetings before and after work, so no run, but I did get in a walk at work and strength training at night.
Friday I intended to run 5 miles, which would have been my other weekday run for this week, but just couldn’t get it done. Fail, but I did do some much needed yoga and foam rolling.
Saturday No work out at all today, even though I should have at least done some cross training. I can’t regret it too much though, because I instead spent all day with my favorite guys, snuggled together watching movies and old Batman episodes. Sometimes things are more important than workouts. 🙂 I’m grateful for my glorious lazy day with my boys.
This week, I have a dilemma. It’s Thanksgiving week and because of holiday obligations, I need to do my long run (18 miles!!) before Turkey day. The day that works in my schedule for 18 miles is tomorrow. I’ve taken the afternoon off from work to get it done. I’ve had my schedule blocked for weeks so I could get this run done. Naturally, now the forecast calls for rain. So, do I run 18 miles in the rain (40 degrees, windy) or on the treadmill? Neither choice is particularly appealing.
Which would you choose? Sadly, running on a different day isn’t an option.