WAY TO GO ME ... ME RAWKED IT!!!
What am I crowing about (once again) you ask ... my last two runs, I answer! 20 miles on Saturday ... 18 miles on Sunday... my longest back-to-backs yet! And even though they were 8:43 and 8:54 paces respectively, and I had to walk several times ... I FRIGGIN' GOT THROUGH THEM!!! (I mean, cut me a little slack - I DID just run a marathon 7 days ago) But it's all just of part of the plan for back-to-back marathons in a month ... hope I'll be ready.
I know 20 & 18 in less than 24 hours aren't a big deal for a lot of runners, but it's a big deal for where I'm at in my training process. And as I'm stretching out my long back-to-back runs, the single thing I'm finding most difficult is having enough nutrition and energy two days in a row. My legs usually feel a little tired the second day ... but nothing unexpected. Usually once I get losened up a little, they're okay. But what I've struggled with the most is simply getting enough food back in my system after the first run in order to feel like I have enough energy to complete the second run ... so any helpful tips or advice would be appreciated!!!
I suppose all of the challenges with back-to-back long runs are expected. They're all new to me, but I love the learning process ... and the figuring out how to "make this thing work" part. Can I get through two marathons in two days??? I dunno!!! I would think so ... I mean millions of people have done it. But so far, this is going to be one of the biggest challenges of my endurance life. We'll see!!! Y'all know I won't give up!
... be great today!