Fortunately, I refrained from consuming too much beer at Saturday night’s kegger. Wish I could say the same about my DH. After winning three rounds of beer pong, he was feeling pretty shitfaced happy numb. Lori, my running partner, also attended the party and commented on how little I drank. My dedication to my training guilted motivated her into drinking less, too.
Although I drank very little and went to bed at a decent hour, I only ran 10 miles yesterday. It was a good run, but after being so sick last Sunday, I didn’t feel like pushing it. Truth be told, my knees are still recovering from my stupid shoe mistake a couple of weeks ago.
At the end of our Sunday run, Tiffany (my other running partner) reminded me that this week begins the official start for Hal Higdon’s Novice Marathon Training Schedule. I can not believe we are 18 weeks away from the Disney Marathon! With Hal’s Novice 1 plan, I will need to increase my runs to 4 times a week. Since I am already running ~10 miles comfortably, I will start at week 4 and next Sunday, I will attempt 11-12 miles again. Although this Thursday, I will be heading to Anna Maria Island with my girlfriends and a 4 day liquid diet of Corona Lights and margaritas may throw a little monkey wrench in Sunday’s run.
This morning, I registered for the Disney Full Marathon. I had already registered for the half marathon, but now I feel I am ready to take on the full marathon this January. I would love to run both events, a.k.a the Goofy Challenge, although I did not technically register for that specific event. By registering for both events, I can choose to run one or both races. Nonetheless, it is all great marathon training for the Gasparilla Distance Classic in February, which is my ultimate goal.
Here is a list of all my upcoming races:
- Chaotic CoteeMan in September (triatholon)
- Race for the Cure in October (10K)
- Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day (10K)
- Disney Half Marathon and Full Marathon in January
- Gasparilla Distance Classic in February (marathon)
I will more than likely run a race in December as well, but I haven’t chosen a race just yet.