After my 12.12.12 run, I decided to just stay with the status quo this week. I ran an easy 5 on Friday night and an easy 6 this morning. Friday's run was meh, but luckily today's was a little better.
still a couple of weeks away from official marathon training. I get
nervously excited about raring back up each January for the March race.
I am hoping that I continue to learn what works and what doesn't work
with my training and racing. As I've said before, I am going to work on
3 things: slower long runs (no more faster than race pace 20
milers!!!), hill training, and strength training.
if the combination gives me a PR or not. At this point, I'm not really
gunning for a PR on this course. I think if I had good training and a
good race on a flatter course, I could shave some decent time off my
PR. However, this hilly beast is difficult even under good conditions.
I'm hoping for good weather and for my body to cooperate. Otherwise, I
will just try to relax and enjoy the sweet reward of another 26.2 on
Adam's birthday was yesterday and we celebrated by going to The Capital Grille.
We ate waaaaaaaay too much, but it was super delicious. I had
calamari, a blue cheese wedge salad, filet oscar (yum!!), creamed corn,
truffle parmesan fries, and chocolate hazelnut cake (double yum!!). We
split a bottle of shiraz that both of us really enjoyed. I've been
drinking a lot more pinot lately, but I will always have a place in my
heart for the full-bodies. On the way home from dinner, we cheesed out
singing along with Christmas songs on the radio.
fatty, yummy food caused some serious snooze button issues this
morning. I was so groggy and did not want to get up to run before
work. I was really on the verge of not running, but I knew I would
regret it. Once I got going, I was (of course...) happy that I decided
to get my lazy butt out of bed....