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I just signed up for the Shamrock'n Half marathon in March. Aron suggested it on the run a week ago as the timing is good for a half before Eugene and she said it was fun. Sort of looks like fun from their website and it looks like they cap it at a reasonable number of people. Or at least a number I can manage without loosing my mind. So what the heck -- I'll definitely be looking to measure how I'm doing along about then.
I'm still researching what kind of marathon plan I'll use -- or if I want to find a coach. There is so much freaking information out there it is a bit overwhelming. At some point, I'll pick something -- I have to by Jan 1. But until then, another build miles week.
Monday -- Scheduled Rest (note to self -- please do yoga on this day going forward, thanks)
Tuesday - 5.59 miles -- I was still feeling very tired from the previous weekend and I just cut the run a bit short.
Wednesday -- unscheduled rest. I woke up at 4.45 (alarm goes off at 5) and felt so absolutely exhausted and remembered Tuesday and remembered that this miles build is a new concept to this old body and figured there was no time like the present to step back so I immediately passed out for an hour and a half. I think it was the right choice. I felt almost human the rest of the day.
Of course, as soon as I woke up I was ready to run but unfortunately I have this job that likes to see me by around 9am and there was no time. (boo)
Thursday -- scheduled rest. Wednesday was a wine night which means a nice dinner party with friends where we might just drink more bottles of wine than people who attend. The day after one of those is always a slow mover and a planned rest day.
Friday -- 6.3 miles -- whoo hoo -- back in the game.
Saturday -- 14 miles -- was sort of thinking I needed to make up some miles from my extra day off and also not sure of what Sunday was going to be like weather wise and I also just needed to see if I could do it. Kept a steady 9.30ish pace throughout the whole thing. I thought I'd fade and while I certainly got tired and was extremely happy to be done -- this pace seemed doable. It was conversational (!!) though I was all alone (sob). I was going to try to keep it a bit slower but it seemed to be what my body wanted to run.
Sunday -- 4 miles. Just to loosen things up again. Was fine though the run ended in the dark and boy do I slow down in the dark. I think because I just feel so unsure of my footing -- I dunno.
Anyway total was just shy of 30 miles (29.98 -- now if I'd realized I'd have run that .02 for sure!!).
Pretty low key week coming up. A Turkey Trot on Thursday along with Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday of the season!! All the good eats and no presents!! Love.