Over the weekend, post-half, I got a lovely case of food poisoning which laid me up for Saturday and Sunday, so I didn't get my recovery run in until Monday evening. I did 4 miles and my legs just felt tired through most of it. Achy. Sore. Blah.
Since this is recovery week, last night was a 6 mile run, and I can't say it was much better. Well, really I felt pretty split. It was a really nice night, and people are starting to put up Christmas lights, and it all felt peaceful (and a little creepy in the really quiet parts). So mentally I was really digging it, but physically my legs still felt trashed. I think today as a rest day should help.
I am still stoked though about officially being in marathon training. I'm using the Chicago marathon plan (I'm cheap, I didn't want to buy one and didn't like Hal Higdon's). I started it several weeks ago, and was about on target for my half, putting me into a recovery week this week, which I'm pretty excited about.
On another note, I mentioned a little while ago that I've started using whey protein, and being the research-loving person that I am, am always reading articles about supplements and nutrition, and came across this yesterday on Competitor, Racing Weight: Should you Supplement for Weight Loss? which I found to be interesting. I think (probably more than I should) about what I'm eating, if I'm deficient in any areas, if I'm getting the right amount of vitamins, if I can cut down anymore on processed foods. I drink green tea and the aforementioned whey protein, but worry about getting enough iron and calcium, and now I'm curious about creatine. I think all of this mostly feeds back to a fantasy I have in which I have an amazing amount of time to train and create wholesome foods from scratch that are completely unprocessed. The next scene in the fantasy involves me and a biggie sized double cheeseburger and fries from Wendy's, but that's why this is a fantasy, right?
At any rate, nothing really new to report. This week is about recovery, and officially being on the road to the 26.2 with Donna on February 13, 2011!