My legs are finally coming around after 3 weeks of lots of slow runs. I was able to pick up the pace on a few runs and finish off the week with a strong, consistent long run. Can’t ask for much more right?
I decided to make Monday my rest day and took advantage of the Memorial Day Holiday by relaxing and having some friends over!
Standard Tuesday team lemon run club! I got there early enough to run 3 miles before and my legs FINALLY felt great. I went with it and pushed the pace a little bit and enjoyed the cool rainy weather we had that night. I ran 5 with the group after and ran with a couple friends which was great too. I was so happy to finally have had this run!
8.0 miles/1:07:15/8:24 avg pace
National Running Day! I could NOT get out of bed this morning, but lucked out with a run after work. My legs were heavy but after my great run the day before I didn’t care and was just happy to be running.
4.2 miles/38:35/9:11 avg pace
Instituted my must get out of bed plan, and got up early to meet Kristin to run! This was my first mid week medium long run in a while so I was happy to have some company. She ran just over 6 with me, then I added on some more miles to get 11. We started off easy and picked up the pace as we went, then I picked it up more on my own.
11.0 miles/1:37:41/8:52 avg pace
My schedule called for a tempo run, but I decided that since I was going to run a harder long run on Sunday with the half marathon, that I would just run a GA run instead.
Met up with Kristin for a morning run again – running buddies are the best! We started off running and weren’t intentionally trying to go slow so we laughed when we saw 9:40 for our first mile. This run was exactly why I say never judge a run by the first mile. We just kept running and although I wasn’t feeling great, I hoped my body would come around. We decided to go 4 out and turn around and pretty soon we had picked up the pace without really noticing. We finished 8 feeling MUCH better than when we started. Sometimes those morning runs just need some extra warm up time.
8.0 miles/1:11:20/8:55 avg pace
I met up with Kerry for an early rainy run at the Lafayette-Moraga trail. We chatted away for the entire 6 miles!
6.0 miles/1:00:51/10:08 avg pace
See Jane Run Half Marathon! Overall a good day and strong run.
13.1 miles/1:50:47/8:27 avg pace
Total for week 4: 50.3 miles
Now that I have sat here and summarized my week it’s so much better than I thought! I had some great runs and definitely should be happy with the week and the half marathon. Maybe I will even throw in some speed work this week! Maybe.
8 weeks to go!