We were very lucky to have the Runner’s Corner group to meet for this run because when my alarm clock went off, I had very little motivation to get out from underneath my weighted blanket. Like usual, I was so glad that I did get up after a few miles of running.
The glamorous life of eating a bagel in bed at 5 in the morning;). Runners are weird.
We started off on the trails for the first portion of the run and climbed 1500 ft over those miles before starting our 3 fast miles. My legs felt fatigued after the trails so it was great for us to go into some speed after that. We also had some crazy fast pacers which changed things big time for us (2:32, 2:36 and 2:40 marathoners)—> 6:13, 5:48 and 5:50 for our tempo miles. Emilee and I both felt really strong with those miles too so that was exciting for us.
After that we did 5ish miles just around where we parked.
Passing my favorite bakery at mile 16 without any money on me was really sad.
Went home, drank bcaas, ate lots of food, stretched, chores with the kids, didn’t shower, wanted to nap but didn’t and then it was time to meet up for run #2. So grateful to have other crazy people to do this with.
Date night with Andrew to finish off the day!
Just 21 days until our race. This week’s focus was quality and I feel like we were really able to get those in just by dropping our mileage a little bit compared to the previous week’s of training mileage.
Monday: 9.09 miles @ 8:42 average
Tuesday: 200m intervals on the road with a total of 10.38 miles @ 8:05 average
Wednesday: 13.2 miles total with 8 miles in the morning at 6:17 average (really hoping to see a 6:16 average on December 8th)!
Thursday: 8 miles @ 9:04
Friday: 1 miles @ 9:39 just to keep the blood flowing and my legs alive.
Saturday: 18.04 miles in the morning with trails and 3 tempo miles + 8 miles in the early afternoon.
68 miles for the week and just one more run in the 20s before the race:)
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
Those of you training for a race… how many more days/weeks?
What are you excited for today?