I was happy to see that everyone agreed with my decision to cut my long run short last week - didn't know if peeps would think I'm a cop-out or something...
So I took it easy during the week and then on Saturday, I had my scheduled 9 mile run. It went well - no weird pains or anything. I even tacked on the extra 0.3 miles to make a full 15K.
Total: 9.3 miles, 1:37:40, 10:30 pace
So now I am officially ready for the Minnie Marathon 15K in two weeks. Can't wait! I know the FL weather will slow me down but I'm not looking to set any records there. I'm just excited about getting a do-over for the last 9 miles of the WDW marathon. I had to walk most of that part this past January because I was so beat.
On Sunday, I decided to do a little bit of a recovery run. Unfortunately, I decided this about 20 minutes after I had some lunch. I don't know what I was thinking because less than a mile in, I started getting some cramps. So I decided to scrap the idea of a recovery run and just did a brief 20 minute walk instead. The weather was perfect so it was really nice. Afterward, I followed up with some abs and arm exercises.
On a separate note - I'm excited for all the runners doing the Boston Marathon tomorrow! What a great achievement - I can't wait to read all about it.
Also, congrats to Deena Kastor, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Blake Russell for making the U.S. women's Olympic marathon team. Deena Kastor won with a 5:43 pace - can you imagine??? If I run under a 9:00 min pace, I feel like I'm flying! :)