Monday, January 5th: Rest Day
Tuesday, January 6th: 3 miles running
Wednesday, January 7th: Rest Day
Thursday, January 8th: Rest Day
Friday, January 9th: 1 mile running
Saturday, January 10th: 2 miles running
Sunday, January 11th: 26.2 miles running – Walt Disney World Marathon!
Woo-hoo!! Marathon #2 is complete!! It was quite a week, and I will fully recap it either later this week or early next week. Orlando was so much fun and I had an amazing trip, but I am now exhausted to say the least! Even though many of those days above say “rest day”, it’s not totally true because I did a TON of walking around the different parks at Disney and Universal. I would say I walked a marathon in the days leading up to the marathon! Probably not a great idea, but I definitely had to have fun and explore Disney, so I don’t regret it 🙂
Even though I am exhausted, it is more just being really tired- my body is not as sore as it was after my first marathon. Right now, my shoulders and bottom are pretty sore, but the rest of me isn’t too bad at all. I think this is because of all the cross training I incorporated into my regular marathon training this time along. I will definitely continue to do this as I train for my upcoming half marathons.
I am taking until Thursday completely off of any exercise. I am guessing by Wednesday, I will feel ready to get back out there, but I don’t want to get out too soon and then injure myself. I just need to remind myself that my body deserves some rest after all the tough training I have put it through these past couple of months.
While I am very proud to complete my second marathon, I am not looking to do another one anytime soon. I will probably dive into this topic more in a future post, but I feel that I am better and enjoy half marathons way more, so that is what I want to put all my focus into. I am going to incorporate more speed workouts in my upcoming training plan for my half in March, and am looking for another PR!
I’m going to quit rambling and end this post now. I hope you all had a great weekend and a great time in Disney if you were there. I want to make a special shout out to all the incredible volunteers at the race. I have never seen so many volunteers and they were all so extremely kind and encouraging. Thank you for all of your long hours and hard work. It was very appreciated!