Thank you SO MUCH for your comments and thoughts on my training plan for this year’s NYC Marathon. I love “knowing” so many knowledgable and awesome runners, and will definitely take your advice as I continuously tweak the plan.
One of the most important parts of marathon training is long runs, and they’re also kind of my favorite. I love getting out on the roads for a good couple hours and working hard, and my first long run of this training cycle couldn’t have gone better.
The plan was to run about 9 miles on my own and then meet up with Ali, Lindsay and Megan for the last 6 or so. It was awesome to have something to look forward to for the last, and sometimes hardest, part of the run!
The miles with the ladies flew by, and like Ali, I didn’t want to stop! I felt great, but knew I had to stick with the plan and ended with 15.25 miles.
Note to self: running with buddies on long runs = winning. We were a sweaty, color coordinated bunch.
(thanks for the photo, Ali!)
I stretched, ice-bathed and refueled when I got home. Ezekiel sprouted grain cinnamon raisin toast, berries and crunchy peanut butter
And relaxed with the paper and some coffee.
On Friday, Whole Foods (i.e., my favorite place on earth) had a one day sale of organic cherries – $2.99/lb! This is pretty unheard of, so clearly I had to stock up on my favorite summer fruit.
And now I’m working my way through 4.5 pounds worth of them. I get a little crazy when it comes to deals like this. Luckily they’re packed with antioxidants, which have been shown to help aid muscle recovery after long runs or tough workouts (among many other things!).
Also a necessary
daily post-run treat – 16 Handles (obviously).
It’s been a gorgeous weekend in NYC, but 15 miles plus a day in the sun = a tired Kelly. But also a tired, happy Kelly, because my runner’s high was in full effect into the night. Here’s hoping the next 16 weeks are as awesome as this one as been.
Question: Do you have a post-long run or workout routine? I like chilling out, having breakfast and reading the paper before returning to civilization.