12 miles / 8:34 avg. commute to work. what absolutely perfect weather for a run this morning.
today's run caps my first week of recovery after the marathon, and i feel really good about it. i wanted to run more miles earlier in the week but held back to be safe. today's run was meant as a gauge of how i'm doing, and it turns out i'm doing great! 12 miles at an 8:34 avg. is a good training run for me. although i could feel that i really wasn't ready for a longer run yet, i did feel plenty of strength and virtually no soreness in the legs. in fact, i experienced little to no soreness in my legs this week. i'm thinking that i could've/should've run a bit harder in the marathon last saturday, and what held me back was more mental than physical. still no regrets as it was an 10 minute PR and i felt pretty good throughout the whole race. i've learned a lot through this last training cycle and know i can be a stronger runner. my confidence has taken a leap throughout the process and hopefully i can turn that confidence into better training.
really excited for all the FRB'ers racing today - especially at TOU!
WT 40.4 miles