Good Morning Everyone!!
Wow, I thought this was a running blog, just can’t tell these days lol. I know all of you have been worried but don’t fret, I am still here and I’m still putting in miles as I get ready for the marathon in Vegas. I’ve been pretty good about staying on the training plan only needing to move things around here and there so I’m pretty happy about that. So overall update, training is up and down just like it should be when you’re in the midst of marathon training. But there is one area I need all your help with…
Who the he%$ has the magic formula for throwing down a good run lol. Like I said, I have had some solid runs so far and at the same time I’ve had just as many bad runs. The scenario I want to discuss is my running over the last three days.
Sunday was my long run, I haven’t had a solid long run in weeks so on Saturday I drank a ton of water and even went to bed early all in preparation for a strong run. Well about 6 miles into a 12 mile run, I was running on E. I ended up run/walking back home to complete the 12 miles. Monday was a full rest day which included church group at our house and entertaining about 8 families for a couple hours. Then comes this morning, let me paint a picture for you…..I struggle to get out of bed, leave the house late, and get to the mountain after a couple other groups. Great…traffic on the trail!!
My legs felt amazing, I can’t begin to tell you how strong my legs felt on the way up. I hit the midpoint in what I believe is my second fastest time ever which is pretty D$%& good. So I thought after this, my legs would be trash on the way down. WRONGO!! My legs still had a lot of pep on the way down and I was able to bomb down the mountain just fine. Amazing feeling!!
So back to the question, anyone have the magic formula for these great runs??? For me they are totally random with no true sense of how the heck I am pulling them off lol.