Seven weeks to go until Cape Cod!
This Sunday is the Josh Billings RunAground relay. It’s the first of three Sunday races I have coming up over the next five weekends. I’m going to shift everything back a day and move my remaining long runs to Sunday so my training schedule lines up better with the races.
Today was supposed to be a short, easy run to fill in the gap created by moving everything back a day. My calves are still sore from Lake Winnie, so I decided to take the day off instead.
I don’t think my calves will be any more of a problem than usual going forward. They’re not injured, they’re just stiff from the effort of running all those hills on Saturday. It’s the same feeling my quads get after a marathon. I’d be more worried if I still felt exhausted from the race, but other than the calves, I feel OK. My effort level was where I wanted it to be, enough for a good workout, but not enough to wipe me out. I just got a little beat up, probably more from the downhills than the climbing. As long as I don’t do too much too soon, I should be fine.
Registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon opens today! (if you’re more than 20 minutes faster than your BQ standard)