The last thing I wanted to do after such a crappy night of (lack of) sleep was run–nevermind run 4 miles for the first time in my life–especially since I had to be back at work 7:30-9:30pm, but I did it. I took it a mile at a time, jogged slowly (4-4.3mph) and took a 1 minute walking break after every mile plus another one at 2.5 miles because I had a wretched cramp in my rib. I played my IPod on shuffle, which gave me a good mix of run-appropriate music (Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, Dave Matthews Band, Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor, etc.). My post run dinner was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a pancake at the program I attended, coupled with about 24 ounces of water and 16 ounces of Crystal Light.
Today, I feel pretty good. My ankles are sore, but aside from that, I feel great. Today will be a rest day because Evan and I have a concert tonight, but tomorrow I’ll do a 2 mile run (either outdoors or intervals so I can work on speeding up a bit).
Next week’s long training run will be 4.5 miles. After that, it’s an abbreviated taper week before the 4.75 mile race on Thanksgiving Day. I can almost see the finish line!