How was your Easter Sunday? We had a great day. Started the day off with church and came home for a late breakfast and hopes that the sun would finally break through and let us go on our adventure outside. The plan was for my favorite pit crew to bike alongside me and provide me extra water if needed and encouragement when the miles got tough.
We loaded up the bike and headed to a place where the snow had melted and we could safely ride and run for 20 miles which is my last very long run before the marathon at the end of the month. It was wonderful to be outside even if the wind was blowing us all around, I’ll take it! So much better than the treadmill any day!!!
I was also excited that I was having calf pain and yesterday I went and picked up some calf sleeves to try out. The good news is that I only had calf pain at the end when my legs were so tired they were just pushing me to finish. I also figured out that the treadmill has ruined my gait and that is what brought on the leg pain to begin with. After mile 2 on my run I noticed that my heals where already killing me and I pushed myself forward on my foot to a mid-strike (which I thought I was doing because that is how I usually run) only to discover that the heal pain went away and that my calves immediately found relief. Yeah!!! Now don’t get me wrong I am thankful that I have been able to train through this crazy snowy winter but I think over the next 3 weeks I’m gonna try to do most of my running outside to work on getting that gait back before the marathon.
So the countdown is on! I am so glad that this training plan is coming to an end. I have enjoyed it and I think it has really helped me but the true test will be at the marathon.
Here are some pics from the run:
How was your Easter? Do anything fun?