I’ve been taking off almost every Monday directly after a marathon, but I’ve also been taking off only two days leading up to a marathon, as opposed to my normal three. I guess that balances out. I’d rather train through them a little more though. If I keep taking days off every time I have a marathon, with my race schedule, I’ll never get better. In fact, I may start declining a little bit.
After my first marathon of the year, I promised myself that I wouldn’t run marathons on back-to-back weekends for a while, until recovery got a whole lot easier. I guess it has. So I’m running the Canyon Meadow Trail Marathon outside of Oakland tomorrow. It’s one of the flattest in the Coastal Trail Runs series, only 3,070 feet of climbing. If it were one of the hardest, I’d probably pass. But the idea of doing one of these trail runs I’ve fallen in love with, without the brutal hills as a drawback, that’s just too good to pass up.