I’m walking slowly today.
I’m sore from my weekend runs and I’m also glad that I am beginning my taper this week.
I started thinking (worrying) about my weekday runs this week. I am only averaging between 5 – 6 miles a day during the week. I hear from others that they run 8 – 10 miles a day and I started freaking. Finally I brought myself back to reality. I just don’t have the time or ability to run more than 5 -6 miles a day during the week. I get up around 4:00 AM and most days can’t begin my run until after 4:00 PM. By then I am tired and it is usually about a million degrees outside (okay, that is an exaggeration).
So without really thinking about it, I’ve created my own running plan. I run about 20 miles during the week and 30 on the weekend. I think this will work for me and even if it doesn’t, I have no choice.
So this weekend I got to run Saturday with Neill (and a little by myself) for a total of 13 miles. Then Sunday I ran by myself for another 15 miles. So for my 50 mile week, I ran 22 during the week and 28 on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully the longer mileage weekend will benefit me during my marathon in 2 weeks.
I plan on running about 35 miles this week as my taper begins. I hope to run 25 during the week and on Sunday and if Neill is running a long run again this Saturday, 10 miles with him.
All in all I don’t think I could have worked much harder to prepare for this marathon. I hope to never run a marathon in September again as it is way to hard to prepare in the heat of the South, especially since I have to run in the afternoon. I really think TJ and I are ready for the race and I look forward to finishing it… hopefully in 3:29:00. 🙂