Today was my last long run before the Walt Disney World Goofy Races (Half Sat & Full Marathon on Sun). I put in 9.5, 12, & 16 miles over the last 3 days (48.5 miles for the week). I have to say that my legs were screaming about mile 8 today. My energy was gone. I need to rest for a day. Ahhh…..tapering is ahead of me now. Schweet!
My husband and I saw an acquaintance yesterday that is also a marathoner. He suggested that I take a 10 min. “ICE BATH” after I ran my 16 miles. *sigh* Didn’t that sound like a wonderful idea? NOT! However, my husband thought it was a good idea. So…when I got home today, he had filled up our bathtub about 1/3 way up with ice cold water & ice cubes. HOLY GUACAMOLE! Talk about cold! Funny thing is, after about 1 minute, my legs didn’t feel cold. My toes felt like they were popsicles, but the rest of me was fine. Maybe there is something to the ice bath thing?
I have run 871.78 miles in 2008 thus far. My goal was to reach 1000. I took off 1.5 months from running. That made the difference. However, I feel good about the miles. I am shooting for 1000 next year. I can do that.
So…my WDW races are two weeks away. By this time in two weeks, I will have run both of my races. Hopefully, I will feel elated and incredibly proud of myself. My family will be cheering me on the sidelines. After that, we will have 5 more days of vacation in WDW. What an awesome way to ring in my 40th birthday year!
2009 Races I plan on doing:
January: WDW Half, Full Marathon, 3M Half
February: AT&T Full Marathon
March: Capitol 10K
April: Zooma Half Marathon
October: IBM Uptown Classic, Austin Run America Half Marathon
December: Decker Half Marathon
I thought of this today regarding training for my 2008-2009 races. I designed it on Zazzle and plan on ordering one once my Goofy races are over.
Here is the link