Originally the training plan called for 23 miles. After last week's successful yet very long 22 miler, I had no interest in running beyond 20 miles. Absolutely none. Thinking about it felt like torture, so I decided last Sunday after struggling through those 22 miles that this Sunday I would run 20 and be happy with that. 20 I can wrap my head around.
To account for the decreased mileage, I was hoping to do this run around race pace (8:20-8:30ish). Well race pace never happened, but in a good way because it was faster than race pace. Once I hit a few 8 minute miles, I decided to go for it.
Now I don't want to jinx anything, because you certainly never know what will happen on race day, but I have a feeling my sub-4 hour dream will come true with lots of room to spare. But like I said, we'll see what happens on May 17.
Today was a beautiful day for a run. We might not have mountains in Chicago, but we have lots of forest preserves with the prairie plants starting to come in. These limestone trails are my absolute favorite.
After my long run we indulged in one of our favorite breakfasts:
I alter the recipe to decrease the amount of pecans to 3/4 cup and maple syrup to 1/4 cup. I don't add any extra maple syrup once it's done baking and I also don't add powdered sugar as it is very sweet already. I usually have to cook it about 25 minutes. Once it has set and doesn't jiggle too much when you give it a shake, you know it's done.
Tell me about your run today!
What did you have for breakfast?
Don't forget to subscribe to Get Off Your Butt And Run to make sure you don't miss the newest posts!