Tuesday-7 slow miles+ lots of stretching after
Last night, thanks to Grandma Lee Ann and Aunt Alisha, Josh and I ate out at our one of our favorites, The Cheesecake Factory. I always get the Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp, but wanted to try something new. I went with the Herb Salmon Salad. It was so delicious(what isn’t there?). After dinner we walked around the mall that’s close in search of a new pair of jeans for me. We decided on gifting each other new jeans for our anniversary since we were both in need. Romantic, I know. No such luck for me tonight, Josh already found some this past weekend. (crappy phone pics)
I’ve ran a handful of halfs, but they were all last summer. I didn’t really do anything different when I ran any of them except keep my mileage up(only 15-20 miles a week). I feel like lately I’ve learned a lot more about running and training better like tempo runs, easy runs, long runs, etc. and now I’ve been thinking what’s next? I would love to run a marathon sometime soon, but I really want to run with a time goal. I know everyone says to run your first marathon to just finish, but that’s really hard for me.
So, I have questions for you marathoners out there:
1. What part of training do you think was most important?
2. Do I need to invest in a foam roller or stick to have successful recovery after long runs?
3. Did anyone run their first marathon with a time goal?
4. What would be your #1 most important advice?
5. How long should my training plan be?
6. Okay last one, what kind of recovery foods are the best?
I have a million more questions, but I’ll save it for another post so I don’t overwhelm you or myself=)
I’m really trying to figure out with I should sign up for my first marathon, I’m excited to hear your feedback, so tell me everything you know!
PS thanks for all the wonderful Happy Anniversary comments, so nice!