This post was originally supposed to be my Poland Spring Marathon Tuneup race re-cap but mother nature had some other ideas like dumping a shit load of snow — on October!
My marathon training plan called for an eight mile long run but if we were doing the Poland Spring 5 mile race that was to be our mileage.
When stories of Metro North Railroad started to report problems on the rails I had a feeling I would not being making it into the city even if the race did not get canceled. So I headed out and ran my eight miles in wind, rain, and snow. That makes me sound like a hardcore crazy runner.
I’m happy I did that because it allowed me to play happy homemaker for the rest of Saturday and play Occupy My Sofa on Sunday. Before I left for the run I put all the ingredients in the crock pot for my turkey chili and then made a dinner of artichoke and leek soup. On Sunday I made the cornbread for the chili and eventually got out of my PJs and changed into sweats.
I think I needed to have that kind of lazy day going into marathon week. I’m trying not to make this week crazy so that I can just ease into the marathon fully rested and ready to go. I got my “throw away” sweats last week, already had enough Gu, and have my pumpkin ravioli for my pasta meal the night before. I took today off from work and plan on keeping things stress free all week.
I’m good to go for this little race on Sunday.
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