Happy Labor Day!
I am incredibly grateful for this day off from school. Last week was great, but I have a ton of work to do and I am glad that I have this extra time.
This weekend was a bit rough in terms of marathon training. During the week I ran 4, 9, and 5 miles. The 9 and the 5 I did with my friend, Lauren, who is also training. It was great to have a running buddy. Running with a friend made the time go by faster, and it made me not notice the super awful weather as much. It has been super hot and humid. Saturday was the 18 miler. This is really long. I finished and felt pretty ok. However, it was hot and humid for the first 6 miles which made for a really difficult start. Then, thunderstorms rolled in and made it difficult to see. The lightning got pretty bad so we stopped for a bit, but then it let up and we were able to go on. I finished, but it was not pretty.
After the run, I came home to get cleaned up and eat a little bit. However, I did not have a ton of time before I needed to get in the car and head to the suburbs to meet my mom to go wedding dress shopping. This was super fun, but I definitely did not drink enough water throughout the day. So, Sunday I was not feeling so great and had a headache.
Moral of this Marathon Monday: drink lots of water a few days before, during, and after long runs.
I only have one more long run before we taper and then race! I can't believe it is already so close! This week the mileage is 5, 9, 5, and 14. I know 14 is still long, but I have already done 15, 16, and 18 so it doesn't seem so bad. Now, I am just hoping that the weather starts to feel a little big more like fall...
Well, I hope you enjoy labor day! I am off to run 5 miles and then drink lots of water :)