You know when you get to this rock that you have officially survived 480 ft of climbing in just 1.4 miles. My legs were seriously dead at this point and I was so happy to have this rock to sit on.
Gorgeous morning with most of the miles on a paved trail and some of the miles on the dirt. I really love doing both the dirt and the road in a long run because it really changes things up.
We were on the same trail as the Haunted Half (the race started later on) so it was fun to see all of their decorations out. They also had baskets of candy out at the aid stations and they sure looked good!
Skye found some of Brooke’s clothing in the laundry room and put them on all by herself. I think this was her way of telling us that she missed the big kids yesterday.
The best part of the day—> Andrew and I went out on a date to see Thriller!
This is how last week looked! Lots of miles and some time on the dirt too.
Monday: 11.16 miles with Josse at 8:35 average!
Tuesday: 10.35 miles @ 8:34 pace.
Wednesday: 14.33 miles total with a workout on the trails… FAST on the ups and smooth on the downs. Fun to get in a workout on the dirt and base the workout off of effort rather than even thinking about splits.
Thursday: 11 miles @ 8:35 average and my legs were feeling every single one of the ups and downs from the previous day.
Friday: 8 miles @ 7:54 average!
Saturday: 16.24 miles @ 7:48 average and 919 ft of elevation gain. Tempo miles were in the middle with some marathon pace miles along with jumping on the trails for 1.4 miles of STEEP climbing at a hard effort. I was toast by the end of this run.
71.08 miles for the week. The week after St. George when I was taking time off I was not sleeping well and then as soon as I bump my mileage up again… NOTHING besides an alarm clock will wake me up during the night now ha. Back to my normal need for 9 hours of sleep a night!
Also, next week I am predicting a treadmill run or two! We are supposed to have lows of 9 degrees this next week.
Oh and one more thing, with the temperature dropping do you guys feel like you need to carry a tissue with you on your runs? We were talking about that yesterday because our noses run like crazy lately!
SIX WEEKS UNTIL CIM!
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
What do you have going on today?