This was a pretty awesome week with a couple huge milestones crossed. It’s definitely a week I am happy with!
11 mile run
I met up with the morning crew very early for a Tuesday run for a change. We set out for 8 miles and got them done, and I was feeling good, so decided to make Tuesday my medium long day instead of Wednesday and added another 3 miles on.
11.0 miles/1:41:58/9:16 avg pace
8 mile run
I met up with Sima for another very early run and the last run in her 20s!
8.4 miles/1:18:56/9:23 avg pace
Double day 7 mile run
I had a great run with my work friends, finishing up at coffee, which is always the best. My schedule called for another few miles that night, but I was moving my long runs to Friday/Saturday this week, so I skipped the second run (surprise, surprise).
7.3 miles/1:05:40/9:02 avg pace
24 mile combo long run
My longest training run ever! A combo of road and trail and this run left me pretty wiped. I went through a lot of emotions, but overcame the tough spots and finished up strong.
24.0 miles/3:58:39/9:56 avg pace
18 mile trail long run
18.0 miles/3:32:45/11:49 avg pace (3100+ feet elevation gain)
6 mile run
Since I didn’t do my short run Friday and ran long instead, I moved it to Sunday. My legs were pretty tired when I started and I told myself to go EASY. I did not want to see an average pace lower than 9:45. I ran a very flat route too and just cruised along.
I took my compression socks out for their first run too (full socks vs. sleeves)! I have been wanting to run in them for a while, but since my feet can be picky about socks I wanted to test them on a short run. I liked them very much and will definitely be wearing them again!
My legs felt better as I went and I added on an extra .33 miles to round out the week. Yes I knew this ahead of time of course.
6.3 miles/1:02:06/9:48 avg pace
Total miles for the week: 75.0!!
That my friends is a new weekly mileage PR. My previous weekly mileage high was 70.1 from November 2010 and I remember feeling very beat up at the end of that week. This week is the total opposite, I feel pretty awesome right now (knock on wood) and am looking forward to another big week ahead – including a trail marathon on Saturday! I have a feeling that the new weekly PR won’t last as long as the last one did.
9 weeks to go!