Friday, July 14, 2023

Recovery Week | Training Begins Monday

I can’t believe it’s mid-July already and training for the New York City Marathon begins on MONDAY!

Catching you up since my last post…

Craig and I bought stand up paddle boards on and took them on their maiden voyage - about an hour and a half journey around Popponesset Island. My upper body was sore for 4 days after!!


A few days later my grandma passed away. That was really hard. She was the last of my 4 grandparents. I was feeling very guilty about not making it back for her funeral on 7/5 but I am very happy to have gotten a chance to see her and play Kings in a Corner with her in May.


I ran my first 8 miler on the Friday night of 4th of July weekend. Awful decision. I worked a full day and thought I’d go for 3-4 miles when I got home. It was hot and very humid but I felt good the first few miles so I extended my run to 6… then 8 miles… because why not! At the time they were said rain all day on Sunday so I thought I would get my long run out of the way. After 8 miles I was beat. Then I had to get up the next morning and teach the first pool class of the year followed by Saturday Strength. My legs were like Jello after the first few squats.

On Sunday I ran 10 miles! Yes, 10! All along I was hoping to run an 8 or a 10 before training officially started and I’m so happy I was able to run both.  The best part about this week’s 10 miler was how good I felt. First of all, I ran in the morning. Game changer. All these after work runs have been tough. Tired legs and HOT, HUMID weather. I ran some of my favorite long run roads in Falmouth. I even made it 4.25 miles before my first stop at the beach. Lately I feel like I’ve been taking 2-3 breaks on a 3 mile run! After the run, Craig and the pups joined me at my parents house for a refreshing dip in the pool and cheeseburgers on the grill made by my newly retired dad. 

This week is a recovery week and I am happy and becoming confident and very excited to start training on Monday!

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