My legs still aren’t feeling that fantastic, but that’s to be expected. I keep reminding myself I did 2 marathons in 13 days (and hard marathons!), then started back into training pretty quick after a week off. It does get a little frustrating when your legs feel like lead constantly, but I know I just have to be patient, it will come. This isn’t my A race of the year anyways, so I just need to take it slow and get back into training mode.
I was able to pick up the pace a bit on a couple runs and increase my long run by quite a bit too! So overall it was a good week that I am happy with.
Quick run after work before I met with the team for Walnut Festival Run plans! I had planned on keeping the pace easy but picked it up the last 2 miles to bring my average pace down a little.
6.0 miles/53:18/8:53 avg pace
After we had a successful meeting going over stuff for the race. Remember bay area runners – mark your calendars for the Walnut Festival Run on September 11th!
My standard team lemon run club night! I ran just over 3 miles before meeting with the group, then did 5 with the group and finished the rest on my own to get 9. Loved chatting with my friends!
I crossed the 50 mile mark for team lemon also, so I got my new Sigg water bottle! Sigg bottles are definitely one of my favorites and I love being able to add another one to my collection.
9.0 miles/1:23:00/9:13 avg pace
Run with Kylie and Emma! 2 miles each.
4.0 miles/37:31/9:22 avg pace
The much needed rest day.
Friday I got off work early since it was before a holiday weekend and I made the most of it by hitting the pavement. After the bad day on Thursday I hoped I would have a good run and I did. It still wasn’t the best, but I felt a lot better and was happy to be out there. I wanted to push the pace a little bit since I haven’t really had many speedy runs since Big Sur. This was far from speedy but just am trying to remind the legs what it’s like to run a little faster.
Plus I got to see lots of ducks in the canal and that always makes me happy! The baby ducks are growing up so fast.
8.0 miles/1:09:53/8:44 avg pace
I had planned on moving my long run to Sunday this week but couldn’t pass up the invite from Alyssa so I joined the girls and passed 1,000 miles for the year the best way I know how. Perfect day, great friends, amazing city – can’t ask for much more!
16.1 miles/2:28:33/9:14 avg pace
My legs were not excited to be running, but I took advantage of my morning and went on an easy recovery run in Danville before I picked up my See Jane Run race packet for next weekend. My first mile or 2 were terrible, but by the end I started to feel better, just like I always do. Recovery run success!
Total for the week: 48.1 miles
Next week is more of the same with building up some mileage (especially the mid week runs), then I have See Jane Run half marathon next weekend! It should be a good week and hopefully my legs will start showing up one of these days. Patience is my mantra at the moment.
9 weeks to go!