When marathon training gets a bit more intese, the weekends do too. Fridays are fun, but are tinged with a bit of anxiety because I start to think about my big Saturday run.
Luckily Anthony made delicious burgers to wash away all my Friday fears.“Burgers” is used loosely here — he got really creative and made a Greek-inspired burger (similar to this one) that got even crazier with atypical accompaniments like pita bread, feta cheese, and greek yogurt. YUM.
I don’t know why I get nervous before long runs because really, it’s totally fine. You just have to take it one mile at a time. First I ran 10 miles solo along the Capital Crescent trail…
Then headed to Georgetown Running Co. to meet up with the Nike Women’s group.We did any easy 3 miles through Rock Creek Park, and then I continued on for another 6. Up Beach Drive!
For anyone in DC or visiting DC, here is a loose map of my route (starting and ending at the Columbia Heights metro station). I love looking at the map of my run afterwards to see how much of the city I explored.
And there’s still so much more ground to cover. Off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday — I hope you are too 🙂
- Do you get nervous before big training runs?
- What type of burgers do you like — lamb? beef? veggie? turkey?!
- Do you map your runs before/after you run? If so what website or software do you use?