Marathon Training: Week 10/18
I skipped my run this morning. It wasn’t deliberate exactly but I suspected it could happen.
I ran 28 combined miles over the weekend and set my alarm earlier than I do during the work week to pull them off. Twelves miles during the relay on Saturday. Sixteen miles for my long run yesterday. The last seven miles yesterday where my shorts were so soaked with sweat that they dripped down the back of my legs (those shorts are no longer long run shorts). When I came back yesterday I stepped into the shower fully clothed to rinse everything out.
This morning I had a dentist appointment before work so I knew I would have to get up about an hour earlier than usual to make it through my run. Not just a run: 3x1600s on the track. The alarm went off. I didn’t. It was too many days in a row of too much running.
Should I feel guilty? Maybe. But you know what? I don’t. My body needs a day and I’m okay with giving it that. I’ll be back at it tomorrow.