The weeks are flying by in marathon training!
This past week was one that made me the most nervous. Well, maybe the second most nervous. The 20 miler (which is coming up this week! Holy cow!) is #1. Before I get to 20, I needed and 18 miler. The distance that I was trying to achieve back in July when my knee went bad on me. That day I only made it to 16 before throwing in the towel and calling it a day. Was the same thing going to happen again?
I know I mention my knee injury a lot but after Saturday’s run, I feel even more confident that I can do this. Every mile marker I hit, it’s a boost. From now on, that’s the past. I’m done talking about knees.
Here’s how last week’s workouts looked:
Sunday: 4 mile recovery easy run + yoga
Monday: 50 minute bike trainer ride + total body strength
Tuesday: 6 miles – 3.1 miles as part of 5 by the 5th Virtual Race for March + yoga
Wednesday: The Countdown Workout + 30 minute bike trainer + evening yoga
Thursday: Easy 4 miles + yoga
Saturday: 18 miles!
I should note that not all of my yoga sessions are long. On Tuesday and Thursday they are only about 20 minutes. I would love to do more but that’s all I can squeeze in before my kids lose interest in their own down dogs and start trying to jump on me. 🙂 Something is always better than nothing.
I mentioned it above but I’ve got another big week on the schedule. 20 miles! Coincidentally, my birthday is on Sunday. Should I do the run on Saturday so I can rest on Sunday and fully enjoy the day? Or should I run Sunday as a way to celebrate turning one year older?
Hmmmm…what would you do?