Alright. I am starting to get jammed up a little bit here because I wasn’t able to run as much as I would have liked over the last several days, and I missed a lot of miles which sucks. Friday night was a rain storm, and we were all over the place getting ready to leave, and I did not run. Saturday, we were once again running around like crazy people to get to the Expo, and then meet Ti’s dad, and there was no window to run, which made me pretty angry, but there wasn’t much I could do. I’m going to have to deal with how to make up those miles elsewhere, but I think I’m basically not taking anymore days off until the marathon at this point.
Sunday I actually got 10 miles in, which almost didn’t happen, but I’m very glad it did. I was planning to jog from place to place on the course, and run 5 or 6 with Ti, and then jog to the finish line, but I ended up running with her on the actual course from mile 16.5 or so until almost mile 26 because she was having a rough day. I did 2 really short 5 or 10 minute jogs earlier in the day just to stay warm, and they might have totalled a mile or maybe a little more. I don’t know how much I actually ran because we did some walking too, but I’m calling it 10. Yesterday I probably had enough time to do a jog, but we ended up doing a really far walk in the morning, and only had the hotel room until noon so I would have had nowhere to shower after a run.
So, now I am closing out week 12 with a long run today, and then have to run the next 6 days in a row to get through week 13, and then the next 6 days in a row after that to get through week 14. Once I get back on track, I’m probably going to try to do 5 mile jog on my “days off” to make up the 8 I missed this week. All things considered that is not terrible, but just means I’m going to basically be running every day for 6 weeks. I am certain there will be a few days off in there, but I’ve worked really hard to not miss miles and I just want to stay on top of it.
Alright, I’ll be back later today.