I always intend to post my weekly recaps on Monday morning, but then your photographer sends your wedding pictures late Sunday night and you get distracted and then you stay up way too late watching football because you may or may not have a sports gambling problem (just kidding…. maybe) and then all of a sudden it’s morning and you can’t get out of bed and then it just gets delayed until Tuesday. I stayed up way too late again last night too… thanks Steelers.
So, last week. Here is the run down:
Monday: 6 miles, 8:55 pace
Tuesday: 3 miles, 9:00 pace
Wednesday: 5 miles, 9:00 pace
Saturday: 14 miles, 9:00 pace
Total: 28 miles
I decided to take two days of rest before my long run just to be on the safe side. I think it helped, especially since I ended up running it way faster than I intended, but the weather was perfect and I was feeling good so I just went for it. No IT band pain!!!!
I was so excited about this. The last time I ran 14 miles was back in May, right before my first half marathon. This run made me feel like Richmond is still a real possibility, as long as I stay focused and get in a 20 miler in the next 3 weeks.
Post long run necessities:
Let me just tell you about my flavor choices because I know you’re dying to know. Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bean Latte, Pumpkin, and Butter Pecan. I tried them all and they were all amazing. After picking up our Saturday essentials, Thomas and I spent the day at my parent’s house hanging out with my sweet nephew.
We have a lot in common. I always finish my meals like this…
I was exhausted all day and this little man wore me out even more than my run did. I was really jealous of his bedtime.
I think I went to bed at 9:30 Saturday night. The exciting life of marathon training.
So, what’s the plan going forward? Well, I am running the Bull City Race Fest half marathon this Sunday. I’m not tapering or anything like that, just using it as a training run. Including this weekend I have four more opportunities for long runs. They aren’t a possibility for me during the week because I don’t have time with work, so I have to make time for them on the weekend. I’m going to shoot for a 20 miler on Halloween and then if that goes well, I will run Richmond on November 14th.
Congrats to everyone who ran Chicago or another race this past weekend!!! I was stalking you guys and searching race results all weekend! I’m still getting caught up on reading everyone’s posts from yesterday.
Do you have nieces or nephews? (Aren’t they the best!?)
Who has have a race coming up?
If you ran Chicago or another race this past weekend, how did you do?