I’m back home after a long week in Madison for CAOHC training. I feel like I learned more than I will ever need to know about OSHA regulations regarding hearing conservation.
After the conference ended, I loaded up the car and headed out to run some errands before driving back north toward home. I went to the Indian grocery store to stock up on some curry and naan. Then I went back to Bean Sprouts for lunch. I was really looking forward to getting the best wrap ever again. (I’ve decided that this place needs to be franchised.) Don’t worry. This time I took pictures of the wrap!
This time I ordered the grape kabobs as my side. The wrap was just as good as I remember it. I think I need to start making wraps at home. They are so yummy and a great way to get a ton of veggies.
I ate half my lunch in the car on the way to Whole Foods. It was there that I found the one thing I had been craving for days. Corn Bread!! I grabbed a huge hunk with a few pats of butter and ate it in the car on the drive home. Whole Foods is always an exercise in self control. I feel like I could buy a ton of stuff there, but somehow I have to restrain myself.
It was so great to be home and be able to sleep in my own bed last night. I was exhausted. I put Jaden to bed and then immediately went to be myself. Lights-out before 8:00. I think I got about 11 hours of sleep. Hopefully it is enough to keep me going today.
I started my day with a 6 mile run on the treadmill. (Actually, I started my day with half a bagel with homemade raspberry jam!) I wasn’t sure I would make it through the whole 6 miles. For some reason, my body seems to be getting a bit worn out on running lately. I still have 71 days until my marathon; and a lot of training to do before I feel ready to tackle the 26.2 miles. I’m contemplating dialing down my training from 5 days a week to 4 days a week. That way I could get an extra rest day, or use it for cross training (bike or weights) if I had the energy to do it.
What do you guys think? If you have run a marathon, can it be done with 4 days of training per week? Do I need to run 35-40 miles a week, or is 30+ acceptable? Can I be ready if I focus on one long run, one mid-distance run (6-10 miles) and 2 shorter runs (3-5 miles) per week? Am I setting myself up for failure if I don’t get more miles in?