I hit my highest mileage week ever during marathon training (when in ultra training I hit in the low 80s one week) and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m tired but my body is feeling like it is adapting well and injury free.
Pre-run fuel and during run fuel = clif shot citrus gels.
More than half of our miles this week were done on the dirt which is partly why I think the mileage jump has gone well (I was planning on 65-70 but ended up with 74 ((yesterday was longer than I was originally planning)).
We did the first 14 easy and the last two at tempo. This trail goes right next to Deer Creek Reservoir and it is stunning. It pretty much has rollers the entire way and it was a really great strength building run. The last two miles we did at tempo which was 6:48 for me which I’m happy about on the trails.
My favorite part of the run was the discussion I had with the girls about how our faith plays a role in our running. For me, I have learned that the good things that are important to me are important to Him. Through prayer (during the run or any other time) I can talk to Him and ask for help when I need it with running and anything in life that is important to me.
I also really believe that the gorgeous things we see while out on the run are one of the ways that God shows us that He loves us and I’m very grateful for those signs.
16.15 miles total for the day @ 7:53 average and only about 10 bugs eaten along the way. I brought my handheld but really need to bring my hydration vest for runs this long on the trails without drinking fountains. I ran out of water at mile 12 so next time we do this trail I’ll bring my vest. I love so much that my watch tells me how much we climb and drop at the end of each run… we did start and stop at the same place so that is always interesting to me when the ascent and descent are different.
Then we took the girls straight to the splash pad. I got stung by a yellow jacket as I was rolling out my legs and it hurt SOOOO bad. He had tried to get my finger and I got him away before he stung me but then he came back on my leg a few minutes later. I didn’t notice and rolled right over him with my R8 as he was stinging me. He was after me.
Costco is always more fun with Andrew:)
And I’ll just share a few more pictures from the rest of our day (including a date:).
I’ve been wanting Thai food big time lately and this hit the spot.
Dark chocolate Oreo and coconut ice cream.
Here is how last week looked! We lowered the intensity but raised the mileage and that definitely felt like a change for me.
Monday: 10.3 miles @ 8:27 average
Tuesday: 10.2 miles @ 8:10 average
Wednesday: 10.35 miles on trails @ 7:43 average with 4 x 10 minutes at tempo (ranging from 6:10-6:50 for me) w/5 minute recoveries.
4.83 miles @ 8:51 average with Andrew in the late afternoon
Thursday: 12.17 miles @ 9:31 average w/ 1312 ft of climbing mostly on trails
Friday: 10.01 miles @ 8:31 average
Saturday: 16.15 miles @ 7:53 average on the trails w/1174 ft of climbing and last 2 miles at tempo.
74 miles for the week and this next week will be a high mileage week again but with more intensity. The week after that we have another race so I’m not quite sure what the mileage will look like!
Ever been stung by a bee or yellow jacket or anything? Were you allergic?
What is your Sunday filled with?
Best run from last week?