Sunday, November 15, 2009

24 miles, 24 hours

Yesterday morning hubby and I headed out for a 15K (9.3mi) run together. This was the longest distance he has run since his race and also the longest distance we have run together in several months. We kept it comfortable, enjoyed the beautiful morning (short sleeves and capris/shorts in November!) and had a great run.

I had an ice bath after the run and refueled properly, doing the best I could to recover adequately for a long(er) run the next day.

This morning I met up with several friends from my training group, many of whom who are going to Goofy as well, a little north of here. We had a scenic route in the country planned which would offer quieter roads and pleasant views. And hills. Big ones. (What else is new?)

The run went really well. I expected to be more worn out than I was, since I generally take a day off or go for a short run the day before a long one. My legs were a little sore during the last 10K, but my energy level was great and I was even able to pick it up toward the end. 25K (15.5mi) done.

40K (24.8mi) in 24 hours. Still a long way to go til Goofy, but a definite confidence-booster.

Hope you all had a great weekend! I have some exciting news to share this week so stay tuned. I'll catch up with everyone soon!

35 comments:

Marci said...

Great work.. hanging by a thread to hear the news! :)

Marky Mark said...

Good for you-that's a serious amount of running but sounds like it was low key at the same time.

Lily on the Road said...

Good job, it is nice that you and hubby had a relaxing run together, that is very special!

Okay, spill....I can't wait for the news! LOL.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Exciting news?? SWEET!! I knew you were coming to Seattle..LOL

Hugs to 2 days of HARD word and hubby being on the mend.

Jamie said...

Awesome job! What a running weekend!

joyRuN said...

I have SUCH respect for hills now, & really need to train more on them.

Great job :)

Mama said...

Great job on the running, especially with hills.

Can't wait to hear the news!

MCM Mama

Meg Runs said...

I love news! I'm in suspense! I had an ice bath today too...burrrrr.

teacherwoman said...

Way to go on your 24 miles in 24 hours! Nice!

What's your exciting news? I can't wait to hear it!

happygoluckyalex said...

thanks for logging all those miles- I'll 'adopt' some so i can 'feel' like i ran this weekend. :-)

ooooh the suspense. it is ALREADY killing me!

RunningLaur said...

Woo great running! and I can't wait to hear the news!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

glad hubby is back to running so soon! that's awesome! Looking forward to hearing the exciting news, and congrats on the back to back long runs!

kceatingontherun said...

Glad to hear everything is clicking! I love that feeling. Good luck at Goofy I heard it's a blast.

I can't wait to hear the news :) Everyone has some great news I need some ;)

J said...

Woohoo look at you go! You are going to be great for Goofy! Glad the runs went well!

I hope I can run 24 miles in a week sometime soon! lol

Toni said...

Great job on your runs! That's great you were able to run with your hubby!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice job, Marlene! I'm sure it was a good confidence booster. Yay!

Can't wait to hear the news :-)

Laura said...

Good job! You put in a ton of miles!

trialsoftraining said...

Way to gooo! :) Glad the hubby is back in the game with you too, it's so fun having a running-buddy.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good work on the back to back training, it will help prepare you for Goofy!

Laura said...

Holy - 24 in 24 is awesome. Can't wait for the news.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Good thinking to get that ice bath in! You are soooooooo smrt smart.

Shannon said...

Great job! Smart thinking on the ice bath too. Can't wait to hear the exciting news!

Jocelyn said...

Great job! You will totally rock the goofy! :)

lindsay said...

nicely done! AND you still have lots of time to continue building for goofy! glad hubs is doing well. :)

Denise said...

I think it's so nice that you and Hubs run together!! The back to back training will definitely help with Goofy!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations on the 24 miles in 24 hours! You are on your way to the Goofy, that's for sure! And how great that you can run with the hubs. Hopefully he is fully recovered from his race!

Jess said...

That's pretty impressive!

Heather said...

Nice job on those two runs - you'll be ready for Goofy by January. :)

shellyrm said...

Great job on the runs!

Okay, now I'm on pins and needles waiting for the news!

Laurel said...

That is great. I must have either missed that you were doing Goofy, or just totally blanked (which is common for me nowadays). That's awesome! I always thought about trying it when I lived down there.

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ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, those back-to-back runs are key to doing Goofy. Well done and look forward to hearing the exciting news you speak of!

aron said...

nice job!!! i keep forgetting you are doing goofy :) soooo fun!!!

cant wait for exciting news!

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the back to back runs! Can't wait to hear the exciting news!

Irish Cream said...

NICE! Great job on those back-to-back long runs, girl! I have even more respect for this practice now that I've finally implemented it into my own training. You are seriously doing AWESOME with the Goofy training . . . and yay for getting to run with hubby too! Keep up the good work!! :)

Can't wait to hear your big news!