Week 2 of marathon training COMPLETE! I made two changes to the Higdon plan:
*I did my long run today (Sunday) not Saturday. This broke up the back to back runs that were supposed to happen Friday/Saturday. But I still only had 1 day of "rest" between runs so I'm hoping it was ok for this week.
*I did 8 miles tonight instead of 9. But I hadn't done a run over 6 miles since about June 1 or so, so I'm figuring it's cool if I cut it a little short just this week --especially since last week was low mileage and this week I sprung right into running 25 miles total.
Tonight's run was really hot and pretty tough. I ran the first 3 miles too fast, and the last 1.5 pretty fast, and then I completely sagged in the middle. My feet are feeling kind of achy and I almost had that knee ache that I get when it's time to retire the shoes. But I hope hope hope these shoes aren't done just yet and that the aches and pains are just from not doing a long run in awhile and also adjusting to vibrams for part of the week. My calves were tight tight tight from the vibrams still, and I haven't run in them in several days.
The day after a long run is supposed to be a cross train day but since I did the run on a Sunday, I'm scheduled for 3 tomorrow. Not sure yet if I'll do it or move things around this week, too.
My poor tired feet.
But yay! week 2 completed!
When I got up to get ready for my run, this was snuggled up against my front door: