Soaked on Saturday

Today, I had 5 miles on my training plan.  It quickly turned into 2.25 miles and I was over it!  The roads were slushy and icy, my yaks were working well but my legs were not!  I think taking 11 days off running and then running that 5k was not a good idea!!  haha!  I had been slacking on strength training and stretching out so I had some areas in my legs that just didn’t want to loosen up!!  I know it didn’t help that I was having to run and compensate for the slushiness of the roads. 
Needless to say my foam roller and I had a nice date after I took a warm bath to get my body back from freezing!!  Even though I was soaked, cold and had not such a fun run…I loved it!!  Being back outside running and being able to just run was nice. 

Speaking of my training plan….I had original had an 18 week plan that I thought was going to work great!  I decided against it.  This is my first marathon and I don’t want to train for it with a plan I just don’t like!  There were days with runs at race pace but that was it.  Everything else was slower runs and only one day off per week.  My new plan I decided on has hills, speed work, LSD, race pace, conversational runs and days for strength training and one day just for foam rolling every week!!!  Yes, one day where all I have to do is foam roll!  I love that it has a variety!  I won’t get bored and will be working my speed and distance all at the same time.  Plus, once every few weeks I am going to do a timed mile!  <–This scares me!  In the 8 months I have been running I have not once done a timed mile!!  First one of these is on Tuesday!!!  I hope I do well!  The old plan mileage peaks at 43 miles and my new one at 40.  Not too much of a difference in the long run but the designated days for taking care of myself are more valuable to me than those 3 miles.  Plus, both included 2- 20 milers which was important to me.
This is what this week looks like with my current plan vs old plan:
Current                                                  Old
Sunday: Foam Roll                               -Cross Train
Monday: 3 miles                                   -3 miles
Tuesday: Timed mile                            -5 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles race pace              -3 miles

Thursday: Strength Training                 -Rest
Friday: 4 miles                                      -5 miles pace

Saturday: 7 miles LSD                         – 6 miles LSD
Total: 18 miles                                      -22 miles
For my runs that don’t have a specific pace I am just going to run on feel and leave my Garmin covered  up until I stop it when I am done!!!  I don’t want to pressure myself into running at a certain pace all the time.  I believe I run better when I just run and I know I won’t push too hard.  Like today, I wasn’t feeling it so I cut back.  I have to trust my body when it is telling me no.
I saw a couple of pictures today that I couldn’t help but share also!
This was in a local store…I like to think my shenanigans are free all the time…no need for a discount!
LOL!
D FINALLY received his award from his 5k in Detroit!  It is pretty sweet…I am jealous!
Has his name and all engraved, he loves it!
This sounds like a good plan!
For sure!
And this stuff is the best when HOMEMADE!!  I love having time to bake!
So stinkin’ good!
Have you ever made a last minute training plan change?
Do you trust your body enough to just run while training?
Cornbread fan?
    
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10 thoughts on “Soaked on Saturday

  1. That's the beauty of the sport, you can change your plan as you see fit. And I agree 100%, this is your first marathon so you should enjoy every aspect. I don't have a true running plan so I change a lot more than normal lol.

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