My wife was gone this weekend. Boy does the house get lonely without my Love around. Usually when she is gone I get into some mindless eating because I am bored and don’t have her around to talk to. I did good on my points from Friday onward. I am happy about that and if I don’t have water retention from sore legs I hope to lose weight on my Tuesday night WI.
This weekend I had what many call a “block”. It is a back-to-back long run. So on Saturday I ran a speedy 10 miles at race pace. That happened at about 6 p.m. Then on Sunday morning I ran 20 miles. So in a time span of about 15 hours I ran 30 miles. This is one way people build endurance up without having to run an overly long run of 30+ miles on their long run day. I personally prefer just doing the one long run but the coach has me doing a back-to-back every other weekend because I get most of every other Saturday off. This week I did not have it off so I had to run the 10 miles after work. That always makes it harder. I did great in both runs though and I am a bit sore today but nothing big. It will be gone by tomorrow for sure. That gave me 43 miles for the week. I have a marathon this Sunday and I am going to try and break the 4 hour mark. I won’t be rested or have done a proper taper for the marathon but that is a good thing because it will prepare me better for the 40 miler where I will be forced to keep running with tired legs and body. I generally recover pretty fast now from 20+ mile efforts.
Yesterday I felt dizzy after my long run because I stopped eatin/drinking at mile 15 for some reason. I guess I just forgot. I went out for sushi with my mom and sister, then spent much of the day going here and there to buy my food for the week. Once I got home I made lunch for my wife for her work week so that she could just come home and have a nice smooth transition back into work. I also made some of my lunches. I made 6 two point burritos and 6 three points sandwiches. I will have both of them each day this week as part of my work food.
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