Day Fourteen of 2012 Los Angeles Marathon Training
Looking at my 14th day of training for the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon with Team To End AIDS at Griffith Park. This took place on January 28, 2012 and had us doing a recovery run of 10 miles after running 17 the previous week.
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Today was an easy recovery run of 10 miles. Now I know a lot of people who I tell this to who are not training for a marathon or even a 5K run will end up saying:
“Just 10 miles? You make it sound like that’s easy!”
Well, at this point 10 miles is a piece of cake for us all. After running 17 miles last week, any mileage under that is not worth complaining about. Besides, next Saturday we will have us running 20 miles, and that’s worrisome even to those who’ve run marathons before. I might as well buy 5 seven pound bags of ice for that ice bath I will desperately need! I can already feel my feet getting sore just thinking about it.
It was a cold morning again when I arrived at Griffith Park, but my instinct was to leave my Nike coat which I usually run with in my car. I figured it would warm up before I knew it, and this past week in Los Angeles almost made you forget we are still in the winter season. With temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees, many of us got to break out our shorts and t-shirts. The only other time I did that in January was when I was vacationing with my family in Hawaii. It’s always summer over there all the damn time (unless of course you go to a higher elevation).
However, upon getting out of my Honda Accord, that cold air hit me harder than I thought it would. I figured I would be fine and just went up to my fellow runners in the Twisted Blisters group. But that darn cold got me to shivering a bit, so I went back to my car to get the coat out. But when I got there, I realized that I already put my car keys in that purple bowl where we runners always put them. That way, we never run the risk of our keys falling out of our pockets during our runs. Annoyed at myself for forgetting my car keys, I gave up and decided to run without the coat which I probably would have ditched at the first water stop anyway.
We once again were encouraged to start off slow as we tend to go faster than the pace we’re supposed to be going at. I started off run walking at the beginning which looked kind of silly, but at least I wasn’t going at warp factor 5. Some runners were dealing with injuries or pulled muscles which made their showing up today a testament to their dedication. It also made us keep an eye out for them in case they fell behind. We lost sight of one runner the other week, and she ended up running 20 miles instead of 17 as she didn’t have a map to follow.