Marathon Training Day #5: Rolling in Riverdale


So I paid for my mix-up today. I felt pretty strong after speedwork last night, so assumed I could power through a “hilly 30 minute run” without too much trouble in the morning, freeing up my evening for birthday good times. I set my alarm for 6 a.m. and went to bed, feeling confident.

When I woke up, though, that plan went out the window. My legs felt like rubber and the wind was howling. Time to change my plans. (Sorry, Kelvin!)

The run itself was a struggle, but was uneventful. I probably could have chosen a hillier route, but the snow + darkness prevented me from heading to Riverdale Park. When the days — and my runs — get longer, I have lots of painful options to choose from.

Until then, I’ll be grateful that I hurt like hell for only 30 minutes.



The run: 5k in 33:44

The route:

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