I've decided to dedicate Monday to marathon training updates. I'm in week 6 (of 18) of Hal Higdon's novice training plan and so far, so good.
I was supposed to have a 10-mile long run yesterday, but I raced in the Xterra Kapalua 10K trail run on Saturday. Suffice it to say that I believe it was equal to the effort required of a 10-mile run, and then some! (I have a full race report to post later this week.) It actually felt harder than the 1/2 marathon I ran last month.
Sore quads today, which was helped by a little dip in the pool this morning...only 1500yds. Today is a cross training day, so it was good timing.
Tuesday's are usually rest days for me, but I've unearthed the trainer in the garage so I can get back on the bike. I think I'll go for an easy spin tomorrow morning to warm things back up. There is a century ride mid-November (with a 25-mile option - perfect!), and a 36-miler in December. I think a little time on the bike will be good, as long as it doesn't interfere too much with the longer mileage I'll be hitting those months.
We'll see how it goes!