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IL Marathon Training: Week 7 Day 4

This has been a VERY exhausting week. I ended up taking rest days Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday I ran 5 Miles Recovery. Tonight I did 11 Miles Med-Long on the treadmill.

I’ve come to learn that I dread rest days. I hate that stale feeling I get on the run following a rest day. Luckily tonight after the 6th mile that feeling wore off and I felt closer to my normal running self again. I do have to say that I’m loving Recovery and Med-Long run pace. I love the metronome feeling of the run, kind of like a rocking lullaby feeling on my soul as I drift off into a meditative running zen. I usually imagine on these runs that I am about to come up on a bend and on the other side is the ocean (even on my treadmill I still day-dream about this) and I can imagine how the ocean would look and the sound and smell of it. It would be so nice to run next to the ocean and afterward be able to jump in for a bit.

Our next half marathon is Sunday and I’ve decided to run it without headphones. I don’t wear them on shorter distances anymore and I think it’s time to put them away for this distance. This will be our first half marathon since running the full marathon distance and we have run two fulls so I’m excited to see how a half feels in comparison.

I have routine wellness exam tomorrow morning and because they have to take blood I have to fast from now until the appointment. I will be quite grouchy tomorrow morning without my coffee.