I’ve been around long enough now to tell when a marathon training plan is getting serious. It’s when those midweek runs start getting longer. And longer. And longer. Well – that started last night as I added a mile to my Wednesday evening run. After Tuesday’s track workout, last night was all about keeping my legs moving. It was an *s* *t* *r* *u* *g* *g* *l* *e*. Thank goodness I’m doing this cycle for fun.
To be honest, I don’t remember three weeks into a marathon plan where I had so much pain and fatigue. But – I’m doing a *ton* of new stuff. Proprioceptive cues. Resistance workouts. The latest has been folding in relaxation techniques and deep breathing that I’m trying to learn from my current on going date with Chi Running (thanks Meg!)
Last night was a mind numbingly slow six miles (10:50 pace, 69% MHR) nose breathing the entire distance. Needle in cotton. Running on water. Lot’s of things to think about. I’ll let the pace take care of itself for the time being.
One last thing – my days (and evenings) have been real hectic lately. I’ve fallen way behind in paying attention to my bloggy friends. Sorry folks! In the next few days you should see a flood of comments from me!