There are just over two months left before I will run my very first marathon (I’m running the Richmond Marathon November 16th). I’ve decided instead of just posting all my training recaps each week (although I’ll still do that some as well) that I will highlight some exciting running stuff for the upcoming week on Mondays.
This week I will be running 12 miles, which is my longest solo run EVER (of course I’ve run 13.1 many times in races, but never ran more than 10 during my training). I’m pretty excited about it. I am traveling to Portland, ME for two days this week and am going to try and get in a long-ish run while I’m there. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to try and do my long run in ME or just a 6 miler, but I know some people do a longer run mid-week. I usually can’t swing a 2 hour run on a workday (and also that would mean I couldn’t do my favorite post long run routine of shower, breakfast and nap while wearing compression socks) but may try it out while I’m traveling.
The other thing I will be doing this week is working on recovering from a super fun weekend in Atlantic City. As I mentioned last week, I spent the weekend celebrating the upcoming nuptials of one of my best gals. We had an absolute blast and stayed up WAY past my bedtime. What happens in AC stays in AC, but I’ll leave you with one pic and a note that the tutus were a big hit.
Have you ever done your long run mid–week? Are you a tutu fan? 🙂