Monday, July 28, 2014

Marathon Training Week Seven

I am in such a different place with my running that I was the first time around. I knew this marathon training would be different. I have a much bigger base. I have run three half marathons and have already run the marathon distance, so I have a lot more knowledge of what to expect. There are even times that I catch myself thinking about what I'm going to do when I train for my next marathon. Which is just craziness.

So I remind myself to get back to the present. I try to focus on what I need to do today - be it go for a run, or strength training, or just resting. This weekend, after my long run on Saturday, was all about resting. I've been feeling my calves and IT band lately, probably because I'm not using the foam roller enough. So Saturday afternoon, I did the whole RICE thing by donning my lovely compression socks, laying down in my bed with my legs up on a pillow, and icing and taking a nap. My nap fulfilled two purposes: first, running 12 miles is tiring; second, later that evening I attended a fundraiser for my brother's theater company which didn't start until 10 p.m. Seriously past my bedtime.

The nap and the RICE did their thing and I felt much better. The rest of the weekend was used for laughing at my brother (the fundraiser was a roast of him) and lazing around. I suspect next weekend my lazing around will also be accompanied by some knitting. There's just one week left (four days really) to make a donation to enter the raffle for a chance at your very own knitted monster.

Stats for the week:
Miles run: 24
Miles left to go: 333.2
Raised so far: $619.20
Left to go: $380.80

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