I have such happy memories of my half-marathon last Saturday. Is it possible a runner's high can last this long? (Miss the race recap? Check it out here.) Surprisingly, my legs have made great recovery after a smashing PR run. I noticed the most soreness in my hips and the sides of my core. Funny, those spots haven't been issues for me in the past. My leg muscles felt nothing more than a good interval beating. I gave my body one day of rest and I've been running every day since Monday. Who-Ya!
2 - Vacation Weight
After my weigh-in last week, I relaxed a bit on my diet. First was the slight carbo-load that was necessary to fuel my PR run. I didn't go overboard, but I certainly ate more grain carbs than my diet has been used to lately. Secondly, I was vacation and had some celebrating to do! Add alcohol, appetizers and desserts... I came back from vacation +6 lbs. Ugh. After my Ash Wednesday fast of water and tea, I dropped 2 of those extra pounds. This week will be a battle to get back to even.
3 - Next Up
|I'm totally running this one|
for the cool medal!
4 - Predictions
With a 1:58 half on the books, I'm now curious what the "experts" say I can do with 26.2. I went to all my usual sources and here's what they told me I could expect to achieve...
McMillan Running... 4:09
Run Less Run Faster... 4:08Hmmm, looks like a sub-4:10, huh? I was kinda kicking around a 4:20-4:30 goal for the marathon. Perhaps I need to adjust that and push myself a bit more? Today I'm back to weekly Yasso 800's, another good race prediction exercise. More on the Yasso's next week...
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