Marathon week nr. 2 ended with 63 miles! The legs held up and my arch pain gradually diminished. I think my feet forgot how it feels to pound the pavement for long amounts of time. Now they are remembering. Anyway, don't do what I do, it may not work for you:)
I learned a few lessons in running this past week:
1. Running 4 quality days out of 6 means 2 of these are in a row, and that is tough. Next week I will have only 3 such days and only 57 miles to get a bit of rest.
2. Running early in the morning is not hard if I manage to go to bed at 9:30. Last week this worked out very well bc Chris is teaching for 3 weeks and he is super tired at night so we go to bed together. I always try to read a bit, but my eyes close after a few pages.
3. Going to bed at the wee hours on Friday night and sleeping in the next day means running long in hot temps. Not fun! I got lots of worried looks from people as I ran by splashing water all over the place (even though I ran in little shorts and a sports bra).
4. Wearing a new pair of running shoes for 18 miles without breaking them in can lead to blisters starting at mile 9, and getting as big as your heel by the end of the run.
5. Popping a huge blood blister in front of your 5.5 year old leads to lots of "Wow, that is cool mommy". Desinfecting that SOB leads to "F$%(&S^S" in your head and lots of lip biting since the said 5.5 y old is curiously watching.
So yes Saturday's run ended once again with me collapsing on the ground and not talking for a few minutes. Petru is actually used to this and does not even react anymore, ha! Still, few things are better than the feeling I get after a long run. And even though I push my body out of its comfort zone, I am not "done for the day". In fact, Saturday I spent the afternoon at the beach with Petru, even swimming about 400m with him on my back. Then we hosted game night and went to bed very late. Thank you body!
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