I am running another marathon on Sunday ... and mrp is running with me! Fun times sure to abound! It's a very small local marathon run on a limestone path. Some say this will ensure a slow time. I used to do almost all my long runs on that path before peanut and I always really liked it. It's funny that I USED to do all my long runs on that path before and now that I'm running a marathon on it I've hardly run on the path at all this past year! Oh well. After a dnf and a haphazard 4 week taper, I honestly just want to finish a marathon with a smile on my face and close the chapter on this year of training. That's the goal.
In other news, the law school I went to hired me as an adjunct professor! It's just for one semester and I only get to do it if at least 8 people sign up for my class, but it's a start!
I am looking for another part-time gig of some sort: permanent, contract, whatever! We could really use some dough rolling in and I need the intellectual stimulation and adult-like structure to my life. Running clothes, infrequent showers and mussy ponytails be gettin' old, people.
Here's what my two weeks post Akron-DNF training looks like:
Su - Off to recover mentally and physically
Mo - 4 easy
Tu - 6 easy
We - 6 easy
Th - 7 with 1 at "MP*" (6:52)
F - off (massage!)
Sa - 10 with 2 at "MP" (6:56, 6:55)
Su - 7 easy
Mo - 4 easy (started to feel good!)
Tu - 7 woth 6 x 1:30/1:00 @ 5k (felt great--was :30-:40 faster for the .6 miles out of the valley from my house than usual!)
We - 3 easy (felt a little crusty)
Th - Planning 6 easy
Fr - Planning 4 easy
Sa - Planning 2 easy
Su - Race day!
Total: 26 + Marathon
* I said, "Legs, run marathon pace" and this is what they did. Pretty much every time I did that over the season they ran 7:15-6:50. I am committed to not being disappointed if that is not what happens on Sunday. Again, the point is a smile at the finish (for once)!