Barely squeaking this one in on Thursday. Gosh it’s been a long day!
1. I feel surprisingly good today. No soreness anywhere! My legs are tired and my toes are tender, but considering I ran 30 miles in the last two days, I expected to feel much worse. This makes me wonder if maybe there is a point to the back to back plan. Hmmm… I found the wide variety of responses to it quite interesting. I do know that I won’t be doing a 10/20 for my next 20 miler, but that’s because I’m running a half marathon 4 or 5 days before my next one. I don’t plan to all out race the HM, but I do plan to run it faster than a long run pace, plus there are some big hills at the beginning. So, I’ll likely run that Saturday, run short and easy Monday or Tuesday, and then run 20 on Wednesday. Right now I’m in a cut back week and I’ll be taking full advantage of that.
2. I had donuts for lunch today. I’m generally a healthy eater, but they had fresh Krispy Kremes at the grocery store today and I couldn’t resist. Heck, if you can’t eat donuts after two long runs, when can you?
3. Life and commitments are exploding around me right now. I’m sitting down right now for the first time all day, with the exception of when I ate dinner. I don’t expect things to calm down much for the next week or two, so posting and commenting will be spotty at best. Assuming I don’t drop any of the balls I have in the air, things should calm down just about the time I need to do another 20 miler. And nothing says fun like running the ENTIRE time your child is at preschool. (I actually wasn’t done in time to pick him up this week. Thankfully, I planned for that possibility and had planned a playdate at a friend’s house.)