Sunday, November 28, 2010


Today I ran a 19km Recovery Run.

What does that mean, recovery? You mean from the 26 km long run on friday? If so, since when is 19 km a recovery from 26 km? Come on, maybe 9 or 10 or even 13 is a recovery from 26 km...? No?

As I was plodding along I wasn't really sure whether I was supposed to run faster or slower than friday's long run. I would assume so, considering I was supposed to be recovering. But I just felt so motivated and able. I still held myself back (6:10 pace) but it was not a lot slower than the 6:17 pace I ran on friday. Maybe someone could enlighten me.

This week promises to be a very heavy week of running (85 km) with the next two weeks pretty much the same. I have a half marathon next week and my final long run 32 km the friday after. Then - we start to taper for the marathon on January 6th.

It is all very exciting.



  1. Yay!! glad you got your sticker! It makes me smile to think of it all the way in Israel. Send a picture if you get the chance. I'd love to post on the blog!

  2. Yah, 19 km seems way beyond recovery, even if you run in at a plod.

    85km is a ton of running for me...and sustaining it the same for 3 weeks seems crazy. (Usually scheds have you vary the mileage up, up , down, up , up , down) etc.

    What plan are you using?

    Anyway, props to you if you can sustain >=85 km per week! I can't do it.

  3. No, I can't sustain an 85km week. Thank goodness it only lasts for 3 weeks.

    I am using a Runners' World plan that I absolutely love!

    When not training for a specific race, I like to run about 60 km per week.