The Disney World Marathon is January 10th – that’s only 11 weeks away! I usually countdown to races by how many long runs I have left to train. Here is my long run plan for the rest of training:
10/24 – 17 miles
10/31 – 19 miles
11/8 – 16 miles (in SFO with Meghann & co.)
11/14 – 18 miles
11/21 – 20 miles
11/28 – 15 miles (scale back because fam is in town & won’t have much time)
12/6 – 16.2 mile race – Columbia Metric Marathon
12/12 – 18-20 miles*
12/19 – 20-21 miles*
12/26 – Taper = 13 miles
1/2 – Taper = 8 miles
*I am going to let my body and psyche decide my last two long runs. Getting that high up in mileage is really hard and I don’t want to burn myself out or get discouraged if I don’t make it that far.
This training is subject to change based on my body, weather, unexpected events, etc. Just looking at the long runs ahead of me ties my stomach in knots! I am already nervous!!
Today’s Marathon Training: I was supposed to do a tempo run this morning, but felt really stiff and slow. I did 6.3 miles and just tried to keep a good pace. I also took 2 walk breaks – that rarely happens on mid-week runs. Hmmm, I think I just need to warm up better before taking off, which may not be possible given the colder weather.
I had visions of pumpkin oats towards the end of my run – I never crave oatmeal, so that was weird! I usually crave cereal, smoothies, PB toast, but not oatmeal. I usually eat oatmeal because I know it will fill me up like nothing else. I made a BIG bowl of pumpkin oats and topped it with cranberries, brown sugar, flakes and cashews.
I may have went a little crazy with the toppings this morning 🙂 They were piled high!
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