Each week my legs and body continue to surprise me and this week was no exception.
My post about doing (or not doing) it all prompted me to want to make some changes to be “better” in a couple areas of my life, mainly my role as a dog-mom. I made more of an effort this week with them, and I hope to continue this trend.
I didn’t just sit on my butt like usual! I took Kylie and Emma for a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. It felt so good to get some fresh air, to move my legs and to make my two favorite pups so happy.
am: 8 mile run
pm: 4 mile run
FINALLY got in my double day! I have a double day on my schedule pretty much every week, but I never want to run when I get home. This week I made it happen with the help of some running buddies.
I did my normal pre-work run with my co-workers on Tuesday morning, then that night I came home and Chris and I took Kylie for 2 miles and Emma for another 2.
7.9 miles/1:14:48/9:27 avg pace
4.1 miles/39:09/9:34 avg pace
11 mile run
I met up with the morning crew and ran with Kristin for a few miles and Sima for the rest. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get all 11 in but once we got running, we just kept on going!
11.3 miles/1:43:00/9:07 avg pace
7 mile run
This is the run I have been waiting for. I have been running a lot, and while it’s all been relatively easy paced miles, I have been waiting for that run where I feel like I have bricks around my ankles. Those bricks showed up on Thursday! It seems kind of weird that I would be happy about this, but the point on my training plan is to get my legs tired and to run when I am tired. I finally got there.
It did kind of make me nervous about the 2 days I had on tap.
7.0 miles/1:06:27/9:29 avg pace
20 mile run
Pre-work 20 miler! The longest I had ever run before a day of work was 18 miles, and that was a couple years ago. 20 miles is a whole new ball game.
I got up really early, met up with my co-worker, drove to work (where I stated “we are officially insane”) and we were running by 6am. We ran through the streets and Berkeley and into the Berkeley hills to run some trails! This ended up being such a great unexpected run and we were both so happy to have it done.
20.1 miles/3:25:23/10:13 avg pace
26 mile trail run
Golden Gate Trail Marathon! A beautiful day in the Marin Headlands.
26.2 miles/5:24:39/12:24 avg pace
5 mile run
My legs felt surprisingly good and not sore, but I kept the pace super easy on my flat recovery run.
5.0 miles/49:52/9:58 avg pace
Total miles for Week 10: 81.6!
That’s another weekly mileage high my friends and the first time I have seen an 8 in the front of the week!
I have one more big week before I cut back for the last time, then 3 more big weeks before taper. April 7th is getting closer!
8 weeks to go!