August 31, 2014
62 days until TCS NYC Marathon
Last day of week 10, I had an option to do my long run today or tomorrow. With no speed work this week, I could have done my long run tomorrow. But being a little bull headed, I chose to do my long run today. When though I knew they would be super hard. It’s been a tough week training wise. I put on nice mileage and I had to stagger my SOS workouts because of the race yesterday. Today o felt really tired. Of there was no marathon training I would have absolutely taken the day off. But I chose to stick to the plan, and get those long run miles on super tired legs. The Hanson brothers must
Know weekday they are talking about because everything I read in the book is happening before my eyes. Before I took one step I felt as if I just finished running 10 miles. This is not a great feeling to have when you know you’re scheduled for 15 miles. This played a little bit on me mentally because I realized that I was counting down the miles. You do not want to do this during a long run. Today was a lot warmer and more humid than it has been recently. And since I didn’t feel great I made sure to stop to drink after every 5k.I normally never stop to hydrate during any run but I felt that I would need it today so I did it early and often and it worked. I needed it today. I know my body really well and
I don’t do surprises. So the goal today was over 2 hours on my feet. The pace was unimportant. Ideally, before the 18 week program is up, if like to do a choker of long runs art a sub 8 pace. But not yet. Overall I was happy with the run. My only complaint is that they were miserable. I prefer to enjoy all my runs, especially the long ones. I understand that this can’t always be the case. Today was one of those days. I meant to get in an extra mile today, but there was no way. I was done. That says a lot. I rarely throw in the towel. But this is a part of the training that the Hanson brothers foresaw. I read about it. I made my training schedule based on this and here it is. I ran 15 mes in super fatigued legs and hopefully I’m going to rely on this experience during my marathon.
On another note, I closed out the week at 58 miles, and the month of August at 238 miles. A killer month for sure. I look forward to an easy 8 tomorrow follows by a well deserved day off.