What?? The last time I updated was November 11? Where did November go?? I can hardly believe we’re already full swing in the Christmas season! December snuck up on me. I can’t believe Christmas is a few weeks away, Not to mention in just over ONE MONTH I will be running my first marathon. This nervous excitement is almost too much… Speaking of the marathon, I haven’t kept you up to date on my training, so here’s a recap…
The week of thanksgiving was my second to last “long run” of my training… 23 miles! 23 has always been my favorite number (its my birthday! 3/23) So I figured when I set out for a 23 miler on the 23rd of November it had to be a good one. I totally rocked it out too. I set a PR for the half marathon distance
BOOM! The fastest I had run 13.1 was around 3 hours 5 minutes… so I PR’d by like 20 minutes!! I did pretty good for the rest of the run too… Finishing 23 miles in around 5 hours 20 minutes…. and I still felt pretty good at the end. I’ve also nearly perfected my long run recovery, which makes me feel great considering I’m spending a week at Disney AFTER running a marathon. A protein shake and some carbalicious snack right after the run with some stretching and at least 10 minutes in an Ice Bath… and after that although I’m still slightly sore I am able to walk around no problem. This run was the confidence booster I needed. I figured if I can do the same thing at Disney, even if I have to walk the last 3.2 miles, I can for sure finish under the 7 hour mark. I needed a good run after my 20 mile bonk on my previous long run. I have one more long run, a full 26 miler, on the schedule in a few weeks and then begins the madness known as the taper… then flying to FL, packet pick up and race day. YAY!