Yesterday I did interval training followed by a pretty hefty leg workout at the gym. I had been neglecting weight training the last two months because the training for my first marathon was taking a lot of time (at my pace a 20 mile training run probably takes a good 30-40% longer than it takes someone like my brother). Well, today I am paying the price, I feel like I was expecting to feel the day after my marathon. It really hurts to go down stairs. I did run today, but it took at least a mile to get my legs moving normally.
Training is getting back on schedule, this week I am running 40-80 minutes with a long run planned on the treadmill in Portland of 2 hours while watching the first half of the Superbowl. I am planning to get back to the marathon training plan I followed to prepare for my 50K run, with the exception of doing a 24-25 mile run with numerous walk breaks in place of the second 20 mile run.
I know that I've written that I HATE hills, so why did I sign up for a "Thrill in the Hills" Half Marathon? I'm going to broaden my horizons and try a trail race. I checked out the elevation map and it didn't look terribly steep and hilly, but we shall see. This race is on Feb 28th and I plan to run it as a training run.
That's it for now, time for some Ibuprophen.
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