Happy Sunday! I am spent after yesterday’s run and so thankful that today is a rest day. We have another week of high mileage and then we will start dropping down our mileage leading up to the race.
24 miles with friends yesterday and a monster workout in the middle. Andrew picked us up at the end (he took the picture) because we did a point to point course. The last few miles were near our old house and on the streets that I used to run on every day so that was fun.
All of the gels.
Some gorgeous views!
I’m addicted to the post-really-hard-run hot chocolate on the way home. It was 16 degrees at the start of our run and while it warmed up over the miles a little bit, I was so cold the second I stopped running.
Andrew is in heaven that the kids are loving biking with him.
And all day I ate the saltiest foods… my body needed it after that run!
Here is how this last week looked:
Monday: 10 miles @ 8:40 pace.
Tuesday: 14 miles @ 7:23 average with MP miles sandwiched in the middle!
Wednesday: 14 miles total with the challenge of running some trails that go STRAIGHT UP. I woke up the next day and felt like I had just finished a 5 hour leg day session at the gym haha.
Thursday: 12.38 miles @ 8:29 average.
Friday: 5.62 miles @ 8:48.
Saturday: 24 miles total with 18 in this middle like this. I felt fine the first 13ish miles but then had to use every mental trick I have ever used to get through the rest. The goals was to do this a bit faster than what we did but between the cold air and just feeling awful the last few miles I am happy with what we did. EFFORT is what gets us to our goals!
The only stops we took were for icey bridges/tunnels because we do not risk it on the ice along with one short 30 second bathroom break.
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?
What are your Sunday plans?