Sunday was the best day.
Twenty-six point two, Team Asim smashed you!
Training notes: coming off a fun and intense weekend in the pool, by body realized just how much effort it put forth, and I spent this week battling a head cold. Apparently post-swim meet congestion is normal, but sneezing and blowing my nose every five minutes was not how I wanted to spent my marathon week. When I was stuffy earlier during this training cycle, I tried to power through and log my workouts as prescribed. I’m stubborn, and it took me a while to realize in order to truly heal, I needed to rest. So that’s what I did this week: slept in, took it easy, and only ran twice before Sunday’s marathon.
Monday – off
Tuesday – a.m. run
My running buddy and I met for the first time in weeks for an easy shake-out. He raced the NYC Half, and my body was still feeling the effects of three days in the water, so it was very much a gossip-paced run.
Wednesday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters off
I woke up stuffy and congested so I skipped my swim workout.
Thursday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance off
Trying to be a responsible athlete is tough.
Friday – a.m. run off
Saturday – a.m. run
Easy 20-minute shakeout in Central Park to make sure I remembered how to run
Sunday – Queens Marathon
We did it! My Achilles bud and I tackled four loops of Corona Park for the NYCRUNS Queens Marathon. It was an unforgettable adventure (it was also my first marathon!), and I’m so proud of my friend for hanging tough and getting it done. Race recap to come!