Not all first time ever things but firsts in marathon training! This week I did my first dreadmill run of 2011, I forgot my garmin on Friday and we did our first double digit run of 10miles!! In my 3 things Thursday Post HERE I told all about my treadmill run with the question of "do you think I achieved 4mi under 40 mins yet?" So let's see...... here is how my week went.
Wednesday- 4mi/39:40 -Treadmill~HOORAY!!
Friday- 4mi/about 40
Sunday- 10mi/1:41 Exactly
OMG!! Caroline from Journey to the Next Half Marathon was the first comment and guessed my time exactly!!! Now I am wondering if she has powers? Her boys better watch out because they won't be able to get anything past her!! HA HA!!! Caroline since you guessed my time exactly I want to send you something:) send me your address so I can put something together for ya!! And there was (including Caroline) only 3 people to guess yes or no so those 3 ( Caroline, Christy and Karen) each get +5 extra entries in my next giveaway, which is coming in the next day or two!!
Back to training now..... So my treadmill run was awesome:) I really didn't think I was going to make the 4 under 40 goal considering my first mile was 10:45(ugghh I really don't like the "mill") I really had to pick it up for the next 2! Thursday's 5mi was okay it was pretty cold starting out but we warmed up. Friday I went to the chiropractor before running and realized I forgot my garmin~darnit!~ but I knew the 4mi route and I just timed myself the good ole fashion way with my regular watch!! Sunday our long run couldn't have been any better!! The sun was shining it was about 37* and we kept a steady pace above our marathon goal pace!!! Even better I was not sore or worn out later in the day:) I did wear my compression socks and am sure that helped.
Also in my Suck it Up Buttercup post HERE I ended with a question that didn't get much response, come on bloggers where are ya? So I am going to end today with the same question
Do you have an "After Race" routine? Or a "Before Race" routine? Do you do the same thing before or after races that you just "HAVE" to do or Do you just take it day by day?