Today was a more challenging day than yesterday. I woke up at 4am and ran 4 miles on the treadmill and then again tonight I ran another 2 miles on the treadmill. I have been researching the many varities of running programs and have decided to try out 2-a-days every other week. I may regret this but I feel that it will improve my VO2 capacity.
My left hamstring was a little sore after my run this morning and tonight as I was running on the treadmill I could feel my right calf muscle tighten a bit. I did some stretching and used my marathon stick to "roll out" so hopefully that will take care of it.
I had a bananna and yogurt for breakfast, chicken dinner for lunch, and for dinner I had some left over barbecue chicken pizza.
Overall I feel really good today. No ailments to speak of yet. I'm 32 days out from Surf City Half Marathon. My goal is to get in at LEAST one more long run...I would prefer 2 more..... Weather permitting I plan on getting in an 11 miler this weekend. I have noticed the start of a sore throat which concerns me a bit but I am trying to stay positive and healthy.
My blog will follow my running journey up to and through my 1st Marathon... Chicago 2010! You will read about my inspirations, PRs (hopefully!), and of course my struggles. So feel free to share your stories as well!