I went for my longest run in this training season yesterday. 32 kilometers. That is a big number. It’s been almost a year since my three stress fractures training for the same marathon last spring. This time around i have been more careful. Two years into running and i’ve learned a few things. Sometimes less is better. I only run four days a week. Three of those runs are less than 90 minutes and i save my legs for the long run. It seems to be paying off.
Although i felt like crap for the last five kilometers yesterday i woke up this morning feeling tired, but not sore or stiff. Progress!
By the time i run the BMO Vancouver marathon in five weeks i will have been training for it for the better part of two years. I’m pretty sure i will only do the one marathon. The time involved is just too much for this working mother of four. My days off are consumed by running and i end up feeling overwhelmed with all the other stuff i need to take care of.
I’m excited to kick this item off my bucket list and return to a somewhat normal life and then the epic craziness of working in a wine country destination during tourist season.