It’s cold and windy here this week, but today it finally warmed up to the high 20s, so I decided it was time to get back outside. I still haven’t gotten around to purchasing a warmer pair of running tights, so I’ve been wearing a pair of compression shorts under my old ones along with a heavy pair of Thorlo socks that come up to midcalf. This works reasonably well for keeping my legs warm, but today I needed to wear a pair of shoes that only fit thinner socks than the Thorlos. I was afraid that if I just wore my really thin, ankle high socks that I’d end up with really cold legs. I hate being cold.
While digging around in my sock drawer, I found an old pair of knee highs. Aha! I cut off a few inches at the toes and pulled them up as high as I could. Voila! My very own homemade compressions socks LOL.
So far, marathon training is going well. Tomorrow I have a 9 mile long run and then week one will be done. I’m using Hal Higdon’s Intermediate plan as my base, but I’ve dropped the lowest mile run each week and I plan to run hills or do speedwork for one of the remaining runs. McMillan says I can run a sub 4:15 marathon. Not sure I agree with that, but I’m planning to use the recommended paces for that marathon time for my training. I’m still figuring things out, as my long run will be on Wednesdays, so that makes everything a bit weird. I still haven’t decided which race I’m doing either.
Tickets are purchased for Alaska. Woot! We are going to Anchorage and planning to spend most of our time on the Kenai Peninsula. I’ve found a couple of potential races, so I should definitely be able to add Alaska to my completed states. Now I just need to start filling in the details.