I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited to get home from a run as I was yesterday:)
Just practicing some running in a blizzard.
13.15 miles @ 7:58 average pace (first run in the 7s in a very long time:)! This picture below makes the weather look pleasant but it was still pretty cold. The snow/rain/slush/sleet stopped at about mile 10 so I was grateful for 3 miles of dryness at the end. As cold as I was, it was really fun to run through the crazy elements.
The thing that got me out the door in the first place and not on the treadmill was thinking about how on race day I won’t get to pick the conditions so I might as well get used to that now. There will be plenty of treadmill runs during this training cycle with Andrew’s hospital schedule up ahead but if I can get out and push it, I will.
I did stop at my house at mile #3 because I had stepped in the coldest and largest puddle (when it was still dark) on the planet and my feet turned to popsicles so I had to change shoes, socks and pants (that is how big the puddle was:). This picture made me realize I do not untie my shoes when I take them off…
Andrew left for his run when I got home and Brooke joined me in some yoga.
Andrew had a wonderful time running 11 miles (it started raining/snowing right as he left haha). He’s really excited about this 50 miler;)
We decorated the house for Christmas and Andrew put the lights on outside!
Cold outside= turn your stairs into a slide with pillows at the bottom.
In the morning my mom sent us a text that she wanted to watch the kids for us while we went to dinner for a thank you for Thanksgiving. We jumped on that offer and I think the kids were ready for a break from us;)
We went to an Italian restaurant for the meatballs, garlic bread and salad but somehow the salad is still the same price but half the size it used to be (WHY DO RESTAURANTS DO THIS TO ME?!?). The appetizers were great though and I had some of Andrew’s pizza too.
And then of course we went here too:
Weekly Mileage: 8 miles on the trails, 13.15 mile long run, 54.51 miles total for the week and 4,991 feet climbed—> The race I’m training for is 50 miles at 6,000 ft of climbing so that is a bit intimidating to think that what I did in a week is what we will do in a day BUT that’s why we have to trust the training… it gets us there. Stay consistent, do the work and tell your brain to stop telling you that you can’t.
The speeds are much different than marathon training but the miles are there and the elevation gain is happening! Hopefully this week I can get a few more runs on the trails than this last week!
What was your best run from last week? Hardest run?
Anyone else get some snow this weekend?
What do you have going on today?