I think we really need to talk about this:
1st place (Desisa) finished in 59 minutes and 36 seconds. 13.1 miles in less than an hour for eight men! WOW! They make it look so so easy.
I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day gift to myself than 3 brand spankin’ new pairs of my absolute favorite running shoes. And they are purple.
Lots of miles (for me) and lots of speed work (for me) = lots of down time and naps with Brooke. Lots of recovery is necessary when there is a lot of training.
Just one pump class this week… back to two again next week.
Monday: 13 miles total. Warm-up, 2 miles @ 6:19 pace, recovery jog, 1.5 miles @ 6:13 pace, recovery jog, 1 mile in 6:07 and a long cool-down. 3 miles of the cool-down on the treadmill.
Tuesday: 8 treadmill miles @ 8:34 average pace. All I remember about this run was that I was so bored my head almost exploded (my iPad died 1/2 way through the run).
Wednesday: 10 pick-ups in the middle of 10 miles on the treadmill. Each pick-up lasted 45 seconds (with a 45 second recovery in between) and each one got a little faster… Started at 9.0 mph and ended at 10.5 mph.
Thursday: 10 birthday miles. I have no idea what our pace was but probably around 8:05.
Friday: Off. Nothing. Needed it. I got scraped and that is about it. I think I overdosed the day before on donuts and a run just wasn’t going to happen.
Saturday: 2 mile warm-up, 5k and 5 mile cool-down. 10 miles total. Recap up in the morning, I promise.
51 miles total for the week.
The Phoenix 1/2 marathon is in 2 weeks so we will do some speed this week and the following week will be easy and full of tapering.
We got our chocolate chip pancakes this morning.
Brooke insists that she has her Sesame Street V-Day card from Mer up in front of her whenever she is eating.
What was your running week like? Best run? Worst run? Give me the details!