Two blog posts in one week? Not sure if I’ll be able to keep up, but with less than 2 months to go until my very first marathon, I’ll document as much of the training as I can.
After my first half marathon, I didn’t do much running (or moving at all) the week after the race. But tonight, just 2 days after finishing the half marathon, Maggie and I ran/walked 5 whole miles!
I felt pretty sore yesterday and today, but I’ve been trying to do plenty of stretching, and made sure to walk around a lot during the day. During our run tonight, we kept to the run 6 minutes/walk 4 minutes intervals that I had done during the half. I felt really sore in the beginning, but could feel my legs loosening up during the run. However, now that the run is over, my legs feel completely beat. Our splits:
- Mile 1: 12:25
- Mile 2: 11:45
- Mile 3: 11:45
- Mile 4: 13:20
- Mile 5: 12:04
- Total: 1:01:20 (12:16 average pace)
We’re planning for 4 miles tomorrow – and we might try 7 minute/3 minute intervals. My knee held up pretty well for the 5 miles, only a minor ache. And with that, I’m off to foam roll!