This past weekend I had a wonderful time with my family celebrating the Easter holiday. Two words: We feasted!
Saturday morning I was able to get a 14 mile run in. I ran from my home down the big hills to the Canal Way bike path for an out and back run. I normally drive the 2 miles down the hills to the parking lot of Canal Way but I wanted to use running back up the hills as a good physical and mental preparation training for the coming fall Columbus marathon and even more the "heart break hills" of the Boston marathon in April 2007. You see mental prep starts the day you sign up for a big race. Now I just have to learn nutrition on a long training run and what foods and when to eat during a marathon. When I did my last marathon 11 years ago nutrition wasn't a science as it is today. Even when I did 20 mile long training runs I wouldn't eat or drink water because the thought wasn't there for me. I am hoping to learn a thing or two about nutrition this year to help with my survival of running a marathon.
Sunday was a 33 mile bike ride. I felt great and glad to be out riding on a beautiful day. I think my strength and speed is where I was at the end of the fall season. This could only mean if all goes well I should be stronger on the bike this summer.
This week will include Tuesday track workout and Thursday 30 minute tempo run and a 10 mile race on Saturday. My son and grandson will race in the kids run before I run the 10 miler. They are excited just as much as I am about the race.