All went well, other than the fact its still freakin' hot as hell here! Seriously Mother Nature when oh when will you cut us some slack other than a day here or there!?
At first there was a bit of trepidation before I started, but as I made my way across the street (to the shady side), it didn't feel bad at all. Legs wise. I could still feel a bit of tightness in the quads, but other than that, nothing.
As I ran along, I thought a bit about last weekend, and then my thoughts turned to Dallas White Rock Marathon in just 7 short weeks. I am pretty darn excited to know that Lesley (who I plan to run with...hopefully I can hang with her) and part of the Bitchy Runners (who also just ran Chicago) will be my companions on December 4th!!! My girl CD from KW and from Lukes is supposed to do it also, but I fear she is on the verge of backing out. Kids!
Earlier in the day I had logged onto Kenyan Way and reset my settings for the next marathon and well, I am pretty darn sure I am not going to be running 19 miles this coming Saturday! It is not taking into consideration that I just ran 26.2 4 days ago, although it still reflects the marathon on that day, as well as the recovery days. However apparently it thinks that 6 days is enough recovery before another long ass run.
I just sent an email to him with my 'plan' and asked for any adjustments. Basically here is what I had planned on (Saturday runs only beginning this week):
- 6 miles
- 10 miles
- 15 miles
- 17 miles
- 20 miles
- then begin taper 3 weeks out as usual