I ran my highest mileage week ever this week! I'm still feeling ridiculously slow, and unless I miraculously become much faster once this heat and humidity goes away, I don't know how Steamtown is going to go.
I was hoping to break 4 hours (I ran 4:11 last year), but my training paces were much faster at this point last year. We'll see how it goes.
Monday - Cross Training
Lets all laugh together, of course I didn't do anything.
Tuesday - 5 miles
I was definitely still feeling my long run from last week, but managed negative splits. I may throw a party when the wonderful fall running weather gets here.
I had to stock up on some gels. I've been going through them like crazy with all these long runs.
5.01 miles @ 10:26 pace
Wednesday - 10 miles
It was slightly less humid out, and I actually remembered to bring water with me. It only takes a half a dozen longish runs without water for me to learn that I should probably bring water with me. I'm really smart sometimes.
10.06 miles @ 11:18 pace
Thursday - 5 miles
All these miles are adding up, and I had some seriously tired legs, so I took it easy. I also did a little stick rolling when I got home.
5.06 miles @ 10:54 pace
Friday - Rest Day
I'm trying to be proactive so I went to the chiropractor. I pretty much got a gold star - if describing my alignment as "not too bad" counts as positive.
Saturday - 10 miles
I had a total distance runner moment and felt much better after running 10 miles than I did before I left.
I really hate putting everything away after my runs. It just seems like so much extra work!
10.02 @ 11:27 pace
Sunday - 20 miles
I hate waking up early. It's the one crazy runner trait I haven't developed. I got up shortly after 5 and took forever getting organized while I waited for the sun to come up.
Once I was finally out the door it took a good couple of miles before my legs felt mostly normal. It was wonderfully overcast and cooler this morning, which was a nice break from the oppressive heat we've been having.
At about mile 11 I realized the heel of one of my socks had slid down and my shoe was rubbing directly on my heel. And I could definitely feel the start of a blister on the arch of my foot. Since there wasn't much I could do about either, I fixed my sock, and kept going. The last mile was really unpleasant, but my impressively large blister was (fortunately?) still in tact when I got home.
I drank all the water in my pack - 2 liters! And at no point did I get that sloshy feeling. It's possible I was a sweaty mess by the time I was finished. I can't wait for fall running weather!
20 miles @ 11:54 pace
Weekly Mileage - 50.15 miles!
Scout "helped" me stretch. And by that I mean he climbed in my lap and made any stretching impossible.
He's cute though!