I need more sleep. As I was going through my training plan, I realized that I ran the wrong mileage on Saturday. Wishful thinking, I guess? On my plan, I should have only done 8.
Monday – 2 miles
Wednesday – 3 miles
Saturday – 10.07 miles
That’s right. I ran 2 and 3 miles, and then I bumped it up to 10 miles on Saturday. Booyah. (And holy soreness, Batman!)
I met up with Suzanne at 6:30 on Saturday morning. We ran about an hour (5.6 miles) and then I ran 4.4 miles on my own. I felt pretty decent during most of the run – right up until about the ninth mile. And then I was hurting for about 3/4 of a mile. The last quarter of a mile was fairly easy….probably because it was a downhill slope. (I love downhill slopes.)
My new running shoes arrived on Saturday. I’m ready to put them to use. I’ve worn them around the house and they feel great. I hope they’ll help with some of my soreness issues while I’m running. Training will help alleviate some of the soreness after the running.
You’ll notice I didn’t do any cross-training. Major fail on my part. I’m going to try harder this next week.
This weekend’s long run is supposed to be 9 miles. I’ll see if I want to add more to it since I ran 10 this past weekend. (This plan doesn’t have me moving up to 12 for two more weeks. I may have to revisit that if I am going to be ready for the marathon in 13 short weeks.)