Saturday’s run included a change of scenery! We ran on the Jordan River Parkway. It was my first time on this trail and if you live in Utah and need the perfect place to train for Boston, go here.
The area is extremely windy (point of the mountain… famous for hang gliding) and has non-stop hills (we climbed 1100 ft over 18 miles).
Eighteen miles @ 7:07 average (definitely faster than an easy run, but overall I felt pretty comfortable in the pace) which felt pretty good besides the tailwind on the 9 miles back to our car. The wind was so bad at points that we couldn’t hear each other talking. Running in the wind is my least favorite thing, but it makes us so much stronger.
Besides the heel, I am so in love with these shoes. I’m even tempted to wear them for Boston if I can figure out the heel situation.
My in-laws came down afterward, and we spent the rest of the day with them!
Here is what week #10 of Boston Training looked like!
Monday: 12 miles @ 8:23 average
Tuesday: 9.27 miles @ 8:34
Wednesday: 12.06 miles @ 8:22 average (workout postponed because of weather)
Thursday: 16 miles @ 7:00 pace. This one was an out-of-body experience. I did not feel great (I think I had too much caffeine before and just felt like I was going to lose my breakfast the whole way), but I did it and even PRed on the uphill segment. 4 x 2 miles averaging 6:03, 6:34, 6:03, and 5:52… splits show which ones were more uphill and downhill.
Friday: 8 miles @ 8:45 average
Saturday: 18 miles @ 7:07 pace with 1100 ft of climbing. Not a workout, not running easy, but besides the headwind, this pace felt really doable.
75.41 miles for the week.
**My coach sent me this… time to start memorizing each split;)
On your computer, do you have just a few tabs/things open or 499?
-I always complain to Andrew about how slow my computer is, but then he reminds me it is because I have everything open and running on my computer simultaneously. I feel like my brain is the same way right now.
What was a highlight of your weekend?
Do you live in a windy area? Any tips for running in the wind?
Do you have sensitive feet? Do they bleed or blister easily?
-I screamed when the water first hit my heels in the shower after my run on Saturday.