After C got off work last night, we walked 1 1/2 blocks to my favorite Thai food restaurant in Brooklyn (this one is clearly the best in NYC)… we were home by 9:30 and in bed by 10:15… best. feeling. ever.
Why did I not realize how awesome it was to go to bed early when I was a kid?
I got up around 7 a.m. this morning to tackle the second part of my long run, another 10 miles. As this was a “long run,” my pace was to be moderate and faster than yesterday’s easy pace. Despite it being an easy pace yesterday, my legs were tired and my hips were a little sore this morning.
I also woke up to a dusting of snow (dusting = 1/2 inch)… woo!
Since it was still early, most of it hadn’t been trampled meaning it wasn’t too slippery. Luckily the park was pretty well cleared on the roadways so it also was in good shape. I took the same route as yesterday… and after a few miles, my legs finally warmed up to the idea that I was running on Sunday and the day after what could already be considered a long run.
My time was a bit faster than yesterday (based on estimates from leaving and coming back, I still am not sure if I want to commit to wearing a GPS watch for every run again) which is exactly in line with what I needed to do. Tomorrow morning is an easy 8 miles…
This is definitely a step up from my previous training plans and I’m really excited to see how I feel in a few weeks. While I’ve been in “Lora marathon shape” for the past few races, it will be nice to be even stronger going into a race. And more importantly, to see how it impacts my time!
Now it’s time to squeeze in a nap (is it wrong that it’s still morning?) before tackling our menu for the Super Bowl.
Longest distance that you’ve run back-to-back? Are you a fan of naps?