Monday, February 13, 2012

Week 1

So the tattoo healed very well and I started week one of marathon training last Monday (the 6th). It went great. I ran 32 miles this week with a “long run” of 8 miles around MacRitchie this Saturday morning. I felt relatively strong and my feet are holding up well. At least three of the runs have some hills on them and I felt strong on those runs.

The problem is that this morning my legs felt full of lead. It is my fault. I went from 20ish mile weeks to 32 without much of a build-up or rest. So tomorrow I am taking off and I will take my scheduled Thursday rest break and see how it goes from there. Saturday is 9 and I will run it around MacRitchie adding miles on rifle range road to get to the correct distance.

It feels good to be training again. I just don’t want to mess it up.