My legs and mind were ready to run days before my toe would allow. I was shuffling along in dress shoes with no socks (in 30 degrees some mornings, brr!) because any extra friction on my shoe caused extreme pain. I had to drain my toe's blisters daily. Barf. Finally Thursday I was all set to enjoy our 60 degree Thanksgiving day for a run in the sun. And then my parents dropped me off at my place and I realized that my cell phone was in the back seat of their car. Fail.
Instead of getting my nice little spring weather frolic in, I had to jump in my car and chase them down the interstate. By some grace of God, I managed to see them pull off to get gas about 30 miles south of my city, and could retrieve my phone, instead of following them all the way home-home, only to turn around and drive back. Once I got back to town, I was so hungry and crabby that a run was the last thing on my mind.
While they were running, I got a nice leisurely 3.5 mile run in and everything seemed ok.
Sunday I got a nice 6 miler in, with what could be one of the last days I can run sans coat. Judging by everyone else out running, I probably should've been wearing one too, but it was nice in the sun (but I froze in the shade, holy brr!).
My next round of training starts the 2nd week of January, and Shawn had recommended that until I start up, I should really focus on some good base building. Try to rack up the miles, but to do so at recovery or general aerobic heart rate zones. He also recommended that I do a max heart rate test so I know my exact zones instead of my rough guestimation.
I created a pre-training program (because that's what all normal people do) based on Pfitz post marathon plan, and then a couple more weeks tacked on, and put it on the fridge on Sunday. After logging my 6 mile run, I realized that I needed 141.7 miles to hit my goal of 1400 miles for the year. That averaged out to 28.7/week which seemed.... tough but doable. So I quickly consulted the fridge to see that from November 28th-December 31st, I have 142 miles planned.
Interesting how things like that work out, eh? :)