So there was a 26.2-mile race today. About 50,000 people ran.
… that post-marathon shuffle …
This was the first time in three years I didn’t work an expo or organize a cheer zone. I wasn’t consumed by the TCS NYC Marathon madness the run-specialty industry revolves around. For the first time in three years, I was able to run on Marathon Sunday. I still had #WingedFootLyfe responsibilities, but they weren’t all-consuming. It was a good day.
General training notes: all in all, this was another great week of swimming and running. I’ve had a few moments in the water where I experienced a “swimmer’s high,” which felt exactly like the euphoric and allusive runner’s high—it feels easy, blissful, and almost like you’re flying. I’ve never felt like that in the water before, and even though it was for literally five seconds, it’s motivating to know I can get to that state.
Monday – off
Tuesday – a.m. run
Reported for dawn patrol and logged six easy miles before work
Wednesday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters; p.m. run
Solid 3900m swim before work and an easy 2.25-mile shake-out after through Central Park so I could soak in the marathon excitement
Thursday – a.m. run
It’s weird being removed from the marathon madness, but I loved seeing so many runners in the park. Luckily, I got there early enough before it became really crowded for my 6.5 miles.
Friday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters
All I have to say about practice:
Saturday – a.m. run; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
A most successful Sportz Saturday that saw an 8.2-mile run and 4000m swim
Sunday – a.m. run
Warmed up the park for the marathoners with an easy 3.6 miles
Would you ever run a/another marathon?