Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday's Long Runs

Written by Owen

In preparation for my marathon in November, I am following Hal Higdon's Advanced 1 Training Guide.  It calls for one long run per week, that gets longer and longer.  Today's run was 16 miles.  My previous long was 14. 

I've increased 2 miles before, but this was the most noticeable increase yet. I was loving it all the way up to 12 and 13 miles, but wow were my legs tired after that.  No cramps or issues, just very tired muscles.

Hurricane Irene was pounding us here in North Carolina as I was running this at 5:30 AM, but we're inland enough that is was beautiful weather here.

I'm sore, but I'm already looking forward to next week's 17 miles!

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