Yesterday was definitely a jogging day. I wanted to take it easy on my legs so I headed out for a soft-trailed park that I have never been to before. There were miles upon miles of gorgeous trails. Typically I run on the roads through farm country, so needless to say, the park was phenominal. See for yourself!
See that footprint next to my shoe? I was thinking maybe it was from a bear...yikes!
I cut my scheduled 13-miler short and ended up running about 8.8 miles at a 11:48 pace. Slower than usual, but there were hills and bridges to contend with. And pictures to be taken! I didn't want to push the miles and I'm glad I didn't. My legs feel just right today; happy sore, not sore-sore. The orthotics are great and I'm amazed that such a simple thing could make such a big difference.
This coming week has my longest run yet, by far. My husband thinks (in a loving way I'm sure) I am slacking off my schedule (which I am) and that now I won't be able to finish the marathon. Dork. So this week I'll have to stick to the schedule to prove him wrong. :)
This weeks schedule:
Tuesday: 10-20 min warmup; 1 mile (400 RI), 2 miles (800 RI), 2x800 (400 RI), 10 min cooldown
Thursday: 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ tempo pace, 2 miles easy
Saturday: 16 miles PMP +30-45 sec/mile