I just completed several days of rest over the weekend and I’m looking forward to my final looong long run for my marathon training program coming up this Saturday. It’s a 20+ miler. My actual program is for a 26 mile run, but I’ll be happy with anything equal to or over 20 miles. I’m just going to see how I feel when I get into the upper teens. That morning is also a 5K Jingle Bell Run in Downtown Indianaplois so my long run will be broken up a bit as I first complete my final race of the year and then head over to the gym to finish up later in the day.
I have been struggling these past few weeks to get my training in as I’ve suffered from the common cold, a sore right knee, a sore left glute, finishing up two graduate classes, studied for the GRE to complete my graduate school application, took the GRE exam last Monday, also trying to write two final papers of double digit length (12 pages & 30 pages) all the while attending multiple Thanksgivings (3) and still fitting in “Date Night” so as not to end up sleeping on the couch! 😉
Priorities priorities! Or balance as my gf would say! Regardless, I am very much ready for the tapering in training that will begin after this weekend! I leave for Florida and the marathon venue (aka DISNEY!) four weeks from today and I couldn’t be happier about it!
After Disney I will have earned some time off from the daily running. I’ll still keep a bit of running mileage after I recover from my 26.2 mile magical adventure, but cross-training & weight loss will definitely be my prime focus for a while.
My trainer has already told me I have to go to Spin Class with her! Spinning will be a welcome change I’m sure! If I don’t fall off the bike…..