*Week #10, August 3-9
Monday: Spinning and 3 miles at easy pace
I did not feel as tired as I normally do on my run. It must have been because I took it easy in the spin class. Total 3 miles @11:13 average pace.
Tuesday: 5 miles
The plan was: mile 1: 11:00-11:30; mile 2, 3: 10:00 with 2 min walk in between (pause Garmin while walking); mile 4: 11:00; and mile 5: 11:30.
Great run! Temperature was in the mid 70s which helped. Felt great and surprised myself I was able to hold the 10 minute pace miles (miles 2 and 3). Splits are below:
Thursday: 6 miles
The plan was all easy miles. Ran with the girls of Fleet Feet Chick’s Night. Total 6.02 @10:58 average pace. Did good keeping a consistent pace. Weather was a little warm but wind along the lakefront helped cool me down a little. Almost negative splits. 🙂
Mile 4-11:49 <——Stopped to walk twice.
Mile 6-10:41<——-Happy that I ran (without stopping) a small hill/incline. In the past I’ve had to stop and walk.
Saturday: 15 miles
The plan was to do negative splits.
These are the runs that worry and scare me because it makes me wonder how I will manage to run 26.2 miles. I know I can because this isn’t my first marathon but it still makes me feel that way. Total 15.18 @12:39 average pace. My last 15 miler was on 8/16/14 and I did that run @11:36 average pace. Then the next week I ran 16 @12:20 average pace. Not sure why this one was slower. Splits are below:
After my run I took an ice bath. Not fun but it definitely helped with my recovery. It could be the combination of the compression socks and the ice bath but I feel so much better today.
I foam rolled and did a couple of exercises to work on my IT band.
*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.
- I ordered two new shoes – Brooks Launch 2 and Brooks Pure Flow 4. Currently I run in the 3s and like them. But lately I’ve been feeling more pain in my feet than usual. I write down every run and have run almost 230 miles in them. So I guess it is time for a new pair.
- I dropped my Ipod nano yesterday morning. It still works but it cracked on one corner. Thinking of replacing it with a shuffle since the new Nano is bigger and more expensive. I have an older version of the Nano so it is pretty small. I like running with music but also enjoy running without it. Decisions, decisions.
- The Chicago Marathon is in 9 weeks. Yikes!!