Yesterday was a rest day. My legs were tired, but not too beat up. Nonetheless, a rest day was in order.
This morning, I did a lower body lifting day at the gym - the same workout as last Monday, including squats and deadlifts. I will lift again this Friday, and then twice next week, and then I won't lift again until after the marathon.
Tonight, I'll get a second weight workout. We got four cords of dry firewood delivered on Saturday afternoon. The tarps that we use to keep firewood dry are all on our green wood that we plan to burn next year and it's supposed to rain overnight. So, we need to finish stacking the wood in our garage tonight. It's going to take a few hours to stack all that wood tonight and I'll probably be sore from that work. It's funny how lifting weights doesn't stop me from getting sore in "real world" activities. I guess it's that concept of "functional" lifting. I get stronger through lifting, but an activity like moving and stacking wood combines a number of movements that I rarely put together.
By tomorrow morning, we'll have rain after an extended period of beautiful weather. By Wednesday morning, we are supposed to have snow on the ground at lower elevations. The mountains may have enough snow that people will be able to hike to take a few turns.
My key workouts for this week are some marathon pace miles on Wednesday (probably 4-5 MP miles as part of a 9-miler) and 10 x 800 meters on Saturday.