Cut-back is over and regular training may now commence. I have to admit, I think that cut-back was necessary and I am now grateful for it. I was extremely tired all week, taking naps after work and needing extra coffee, so the no-pressure training week was pretty nice. I only ran 30 miles and now I am rearing to go.
The other advantage of having a cut-back week is that I can go out with my friends instead of being in bed by 10 PM like an old lady! The downside is, my feet are hurting after a night of dancing in heels. I'm pretty sure my Plantar Fascia hates me.
I have 18 miles on the agenda this weekend and the lovely folks at Brooks gave me a free entry to the Rock 'n Roll Pasadena half marathon on Sunday. I figured it might be nice to run in a new place with aid stations for 13 of my 18 miles, so I took them up on the offer. I will be heading up to L.A. and staying with my accountability partner. You know, the one who makes sure I don't run too far or too fast and get injured yet again. The one that I text after basically every run. My psychological coach, as I now refer to her.
|Me and Amanda|
|Pancake from Naked Cafe in Solana Beach (with Trisha!), the book I'm reading which includes a part about the Boston Marathon, and my Saturday sunset run.|