We are really approaching that 100-day mark! I officially have only 15 weeks of training left until the Lincoln Marathon on May 1.
I'm going to take this opportunity to recap my weekend.
Why, yes, that is 15.44 miles. ^_^
Saturday morning I cut my foot and it was pretty terrible. Not because it hurt that badly or because it was that gross to look at, but because it was completely unexpected. I occasionally have some sort of adverse dissociative reaction (aka seizure) to gross or painful things, which usually aren't even close to the most gross or painful things I have experienced.
In my partially-conscious state of arm-flailing (I will leave out details) I gave myself a severe case of whiplash. I say severe because it came on less than an hour afterwards and I'm going on day 4 of constant neck pain and not being able to look side-to-side or pull my chin to my chest.
Saturday I had planned to run 15 miles. This was a big deal for me and I was excited, as it was a) the first really long run of my training plan and b) the longest run since about January 2015. I didn't go.
Sunday I was feeling decent except for my neck, but I worked around the house doing light chores. And by about noon I decided that at 3pm I was going to do those damn 15 miles.
At 3pm, I set out with a mocha clif shot, my phone, and my Garmin. I got back to the house at 5:45. :)
It was definitely the best run so far of my year. I wore my Hokas, which give me mad blisters, but are still the comfiest for long runs right now. I had four blisters when I got home, but they only bothered me slightly while I was running. It was worth it.
Side note: does anyone know how to stretch running shoes without putting them in the freezer? Thanks.
Yesterday I did 40 minutes on the bike in the AM as kind of a make-up of the cross-training I missed but also served to get my legs moving after my long run the night before. My neck did not like the bike. My neck also did not like sitting at work all day. <sigh>
Today's plan: 7 miles after work. Get it!