Wednesday: 10 miles
This week is the highest mileage of my Hal Higdon Marathon training plan. Week 15 is supposed to be: 5, 10, 5 and 20. I am feeling really run down this week and was tired after the 10 miles on Wednesday, so I took the other 5 off on Thursday. I just want to have a successful 20 miler tomorrow morning, so I’ve been trying to take it easy today.
If I could just DOUBLE this tomorrow, I would be so happy!! Amy and I are heading to the railtrail early in the morning so we can start running by 8:00. Hopefully we will be finished before 11:30!! Our 18 miler was on that hot Boston Marathon weekend and it took forever. That was my first long long run in a few weeks because I didn’t run my 16 miler when I pulled my calf. I feel more prepared for my 20 tomorrow and I’m hoping it goes well!!
I had stones/gravel in my shoes when I was running my 10 miler on Wednesday and had to take off my shoe and dump it out mid-run. I really hope that doesn’t happen on race day. I was exhausted after teaching all day and running 10 miles mid-week and got home to blisters on my foot. These were the only band aids I could find in our house. I opened up the case and found Disney princess and Barbie band aids along with Twilight… I hardly ever buy normal band aids, so The Little Mermaid is currently keeping my toe happy right now.
I took care of my legs after the 10 with an ice bath, princess band aids and my favorite Walmart compression socks. Seriously, don’t buy cute pink running compression socks for bed… go with these hot tan ones. They are so much tighter than my running ones.
I’ve been making a list of what we eat during the week on a post-it for our fridge each week. My Mom always cooks for us Monday, so we usually just worry about Tuesday-Friday and figure out the rest. We couldn’t come up with anything for Wednesday, so Colby said he would figure it out because I was getting home late after the 10 miles.
He ordered pizza and I had a few slices and left over chicken soup from the night before. I made pasta last night because Colby ran his 20 this morning and he had a great run! I decided to go with enchiladas for tonight and they are just coming out of the oven … right now!