Monday, November 13, 2006

Good days and bad days...today is a good one!

I felt a little guilty for not going for the long run yesterday (I had that 10K race), but I do remember when I did that last time (also the day of a 10K) I was hurting pretty bad.

Soooooo, today I took that 8 mile run - and it went really well. It was a cool 49 degrees and, as I tend to, I over dressed a bit (long sleeve cotton shirt, capri length running pants). Next time - short sleeves! I finished in about the usual time (1:29). My heel felt pretty good today, even after the 8 miles.

To continue the good feeling heel, I will do the elliptical tomorrow and run a shorter 5 miles on Wed.

For Sunday - I am going to "simulate" the marathon by preparing for it and running the 22 miles like I will do the race (complete with resting, eating and other such prep). I am a little concerned since my last long run over 8 miles is that 18 miler I did a few weeks ago - but I should do ok. We will find out!

So, today is a good day for running and heel!

2 comments:

Susan said...

You are wise to rest! I am impressed that you can fit in such a distance before work.

marathonchris44 said...

To get 8 miles in before work, I get up at 5:45am, run from 6-7:30, cool down for about 15 min, then shower and head out the door. I usually don't get to the office until almost 9 am (thank goodness for flexible working hours).