Monday, November 2, 2009
Dueling Marathon Goals... Can they Both Win?
Marathon #1: OBX Marathon in NC ~ 11/8/09
~Goal: 3:40 time goal~ Run hard, leave nothing out there, get CB her BDay wish!
Marathon #2: RI 6-Hour Ultra ~ 11/15/09
~Goal: 36 mile distance goal, back-up goal: 27 Miles (2.7 Mile loop, so 27 is the least amount I can do and still complete a marathon distance)
Normally, I would have no problem covering the 2nd marathon distance goal, but if I run really hard the week before, I can definitely feel it the weekend after.
~ Speed Work: 1 Last speedwork session tonight then continue with the taper! I did 8 (3 Min) Yassos early last week and it left me with very little discomfort after. If I do 9, I'll have the footwork in for the full this weekend, and not loose any fitness for next weeks ultra!
~ 2 X 3: Twice this week I'll run about 3 miles at a mild pace. Keep up the intensity but keep up with the taper.
~ STRETCHING! We all know about my leg cramps and ridiculous measures I took to get rid of the leg cramps last time. Including:
... Bottles of Pickle Juics
... Coconut water
... Drinking packets of mustard
After NH (the night before ME) on my double I found that stretching a LOT right after NH helped to make ME a much easier race. HuH! Stretching helps to run... who would have thought?!?!?! haha
Well this will be a tough couple of weeks, but the good news is I'm taking off the month of December! 3 more races for 2009 then we jump right into a double for January 2010. MS & AL!!!