I am now in Week 2 of Mr. Pfitzinger's marathon plan. Today called for 10 miles at a general aerobic pace. While I was really looking forward to breaking a sweat tonight after not running at all yesterday, I was not looking forward to running in the hot and muggy weather we've been having in LA today.
Still...for the next 17 or so weeks, whatever Pfitz wants, Pfitz will get.
I started out later then I wanted to, but still managed to make it over to mom's in time to catch the sunset on my new, secret road by Loyola Marymount U. The run itself was more difficult than I had anticipated as the combination of the humidity and the legs still not operating at a 100% wore me down slowly but surely. By mile 4, I was drenched in sweat and wanted to quit.
But no - I have a lot riding on this next marathon and want to make sure I do it by the book to have every chance of suceeding in my sub-3:40 marathon time goal. So I pressed on...10 agonizing miles later and I was back at mom's looking like I'd run through a field of sprinklers. Avg pace came to = 8:42.
In better news, my new (and free!) test shoes came today. Made by Teva, they are trail shoes due out in spring I get to use thanks to my connection to the Trail Runners Club. The timing couldn't be better since it was high time for a new pair of trail shoes anyway. Can't wait to try 'em out this Sunday (assuming I'm not too hungover from a wedding the night before).