On Saturday, Bob picked me up at 5:45 and we headed to the Mount Vernon Trail to get in our 10 miles. It was extremely hot... and I felt off all morning. Why?
Well, for four hours the night before, my husband and I tore down our deck! Yes, you read that right. With sledge hammers and all... we knocked it down, carried it to our pickup and I hauled it to the dump. Nothing like a chic at the dump on a Friday night... I did get 3 offers to help me though. Is that a pick-up line at the dump? And believe me when I said, I did just as much as my husband. I kept saying, "P90X - real world - baby!" It was fun and rough and tough. I was wearing steel-toed-boots and jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Kiera thought I was crazy, but I did not want to get all scratched up.
I set the alarm, but somehow changed the time. When Lyle nicely scratched my back at 5:15 and said, "Are you getting up?", I freaked out. I raced to get ready. My fore arms and shoulders and biceps were SORE! My legs had bruises on them. I walked the dog and grabbed everything (so I thought!). I felt like I was rushing so I just grabbed my shoes and socks and slipped flip-flops on.
Mile 9 my left foot ached. I tried to shake it but it was getting worse. We decided to walk and talked about all kinds of things like posture, form, listening to our bodies... etc. I LOVE Bob... he is not my running partner... he is my COACH!
We actually walked the last two miles... but we finished 10 miles in 1:55. Not bad for walking that last 2 where our avarege pace was 17:25. I think my left foot hurt because I wore my steel-toed boots... which do not have much support. My foot feels fine today, but it did not at the end of our run. I am glad that Bob coached me to listen to my body and give it a break. We finished with strawberries and apple slices and a EAS protein drink.
Not sure how I am going to start my marathon training with all of this heat. We will actually get a break on Tuesday with highs only in the 80s and low humidity. That will be a great start.
Monday, June 28th - is my first day of my training schedule for my marathon in October - Marine Corps. Here is what the week looks like:
Monday - cross (I'm going to swim)
Tuesday - 3 m run
Wednesday - 5 m run
Thursday - 3 m run
Friday - 5 m pace
Saturday - 10 m
Sunday - rest
Is anyone else training for or planning to run the Marine Corp or another October marathon? I'd like to keep in close touch so we can keep each other accountable and motivated. Let me know.
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