Legs are tired

My legs are really tired! I guess I didn't realize how much I was doing last week. I took 1 day completely off, and one day only skied (Vakava on Thursday). My mileage was at 50 for the week for the 5 days I ran, and I added in another easy ski (just 20 minutes) as a second workout one of the days. I never know how to "count" my ski time, so I typically don't... and then I wonder why my legs feel like this after just a 50 mile week. Anyone have any good ideas? Skiers just count hours, but I feel like that isn't adequate since marathon training is largely about putting a lot of miles on your legs.

Anyway, that volume is pretty high for my 2nd week back. It's especially high considering I'm running a 1/2 marathon this weekend. Hope my legs will turn around by Saturday!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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