12 Weeks to NJ Half Marathon

Work was crazy today so I wasn’t able to get my run in during lunch. Plus, it was raining all day here in NJ, so I decided to head to the gym at the end of work and run on the treadmill. I was looking forward to pushing myself today. It felt like the right day to crank up the speed a little quicker and push myself. The NJ Half Marathon is less than 12 weeks away, so it’s time to really focus and dedicate myself to getting myself ready to run the best possible race I can.

I felt really good at the increased speeds and felt like I should’ve turned it up a little bit faster earlier on in the run. I ended up running the five miles I planned in 46 minutes. I had a great sweat going and after a busy day at work and just lots of thoughts running through my mind recently, it was a good stress reliever.

I was late but was able to participate in the bibchat on twitter tonight for the second week in a row. What a fun and great group chat to participate in. It’s amazing how everyone’s thoughts and feelings can differ and how much you can learn from other runners. It’s been very cool to be a part of. The bibchat tonight was sponsored by Legend Compression Socks.

I’ve been thinking more and more about compression socks. I don’t think I want to wear them while I run, but I think it might be good for my recovery, especially after long runs, to wear them after. Do any of you do that? What brands do you like? Would love your input, let me know.

Tomorrow is scheduled to be a cross train day, so I’ll hit the elliptical probably. I’m having a cord of firewood delivered too and I need to get that stacked prior to Thursday as we are supposed to get 5-10″ of snow dumped on us. That counts as lifting right? When you think of me tomorrow, think of Paul Bunyan out there. We’ll see what the forecast calls for as we get closer but I may have to adjust when or how I get my run in on Thursday.

So do you like to run while it’s snowing or does that automatically become a treadmill day? Let me know!

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