Despite some obstacles this week (stubbing my toe, getting a migraine, and getting a couple blisters), I still managed to complete most of all of my runs and have a pretty good week! There was definitely some shifting, but overall it worked for this week.
9 GA (General Aerobic)
team lemon run club night! I ran 4.5 miles before, then met up with the group and did 5 more. It was another warm night in the East Bay. Although this summer has been pretty mild except for a couple heat waves, I still will never like running when it’s in the 80s.
9.5 miles/1:22:44/8:42 avg pace
6 recovery sick
Ended up at home in bed with a migraine. I slept the entire afternoon and night, and my pups definitely kept me company.
A prime example of me not running at recovery pace when I am supposed to! I only had an hour after work to get my run in before heading over to the Walnut Festival Run registration party, so I think I was just in a hurry and pushed the pace. Plus my legs felt good.
6.0 miles/51:50/8:38 avg pace
9 6 GA
I set out after work with intentions of having a good run! I got started and just didn’t feel good. I tried all my mental tricks to get me into the run, then my stomach got pissy and I had to find a bathroom. This just frustrated me more and I ended up stopping at 5 miles.
I got in the car and drove home and felt better so I hopped out of the car and started running around the neighborhood with intentions of getting 3 more miles in. My legs were dead right when I started but I pushed them along. I made it 1.5 miles before they just stopped running. Luckily I was around the corner from home and just decided to call it a day.
6.5 miles/57:11/8:47 avg pace
I was super cranky after this run, but just tried to get over it. A beer (or two) helped.
5 7 recovery
The morning I told my legs to listen to me and slow down and they did. Kylie and Emma also went out for their first run in a while! I hadn’t taken them in a while since I wanted to make sure Emma was healed and because I have been running a lot after work when it’s hot, and we are very cautious about running them in the heat.
7.2 miles/1:06:43/9:16 avg pace
It had been a long time since I had done a long run completely on my own and I had plans to do so for this one. Although I LOVE running with friends, I think it’s important to do some long runs on my own too since I will be running the marathon on my own. Plus it’s just nice to zone out and get some alone time every once in a while.
I had a bit of a hard time figuring out where I wanted to go, but finally pushed myself out the door for a simple out and back route. The first couple miles were meh like always, but I found my legs and my zone and ended up having a solid long run!
15.0 miles/2:11:05/8:44 avg pace
The bad part? My feet were tore up after this run! Between my concrete stubbed toe on Monday and the blisters I got on this run (I still randomly get blisters all the time), my right foot has seen better days. I am babying like nuts so hopefully it will feel better ASAP!
Total for the week: 44.2 miles
This coming week the volume really picks back up! I just need to remember to take it easy when I need to, run hard when I need to and of course have fun. Plus after Wednesday I will be on a staycation (!!!) for a little while, which will be good for getting lots of running in!
7 weeks to go!