*Week #7, August 24-30
Best email I received on Monday.
Back to work. I was in meetings all day so that was fun. Here are some pictures of my room.
This one makes me smile.
Tuesday: 5 miles
The plan was to run at an easy pace.
It was my nephew’s birthday so I ran with him. We ran 1.3 miles since he turned 13 and is officially a teenager.
I love this picture because it is of the times we’ve run together. The one on top is when he was 6 years old and the bottom is from Tuesday. Hopefully we’ll continue to run together.
Wednesday: 6 tempo miles
The plan was 2 miles warm up, 3 miles at 10:00 (if needed take 1-2 minutes rest in between each mile) and 1 mile cool down.
Boom. Awesome run. Ran 6.03 miles @10:17 average pace. Wasn’t easy but wasn’t too hard either. Splits are:
Thursday: 5 miles
The plan was to run at an easy pace.
Another run with Fleet Feet Chicks’ Night. Tried to run them all easy. I knew I would pay for it on Saturday. It was perfect running weather in the evening. Dare I say perfect marathon running weather too? Kept all paces under 11:00 which is not “all easy”. Ran 5.01 @10:29 average pace. Splits are:
I managed to log a total of 50 miles so I got my shirt. Also, I got the chance to run in the new Ghosts 8. They’re OK but I was not impressed with them.
Saturday: 18 miles
The plan was to run them between 10:45-11:30 and to walk 2 minutes after EVERY 3 miles.
I was very worried because of the forecast. I took a poncho just in case but ended up not using it at all.
Total 18 miles @11:21 average pace. Ran faster than last week which surprised me. It didn’t rain as much as I thought it was going to which was nice. Also, it wasn’t hot nor sunny. This time I ran in the Brooks Pure Flow 4 and my feet did not hurt like they did last week. Still my right foot is giving me some problems which I think it is because of the bunion. Ran with the 11:00 group and felt great running with them till mile 13. My legs hurt (took 1 Tylenol at mile 9 but did not help, must take 2) so took some walking breaks. Overall, still pleased with my time and even more happy with my times for miles 16-18. Splits are:
Thanks to a hole in my shorts (which I noticed afterwards) I chafed really bad close to my private parts. I usually do not use Body Glide with these shorts. You bet that from now on I will because the chafing was pretty painful and do not want to go through it again.
Sunday: Yoga and 3 recovery miles
Another great yoga class. The instructor focused on the lower body which was exactly what I needed. I wasn’t as sore as I was last week but I still felt great afterwards. My plan was to run after my class but I had to get home to shower and get ready because I had a baby shower that afternoon. Then I decided to run after the shower. It is so weird but from one day to the next I got a cold. Well, I came home and stayed in bed for a few hours to rest so I did not run.
*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.
- Surprisingly today I did not wake up as sore as I did last week.
- This Saturday is 20 miles for me. Yikes!
- My IT band(s) don’t hurt as much anymore. I’ve been foam rolling after every run.
- I usually get a cold about once a year. I was already sick this summer and do not understand why I am sick again.
- After having fall like weather this week, we are back to HOT summer weather this week.
Where is the worst part/area you’ve chafed?
Congrats on the great training including the 18 miler and good luck on the 20 miler this weekend!
Great job on the 18 miler! That rain wasn’t horrible, but I’m glad I only had 7 to do that morning!
Umm chafing…we’ll have to have that conversation in person! :p
You are right about the rain. I would rather have that than the hot weather that will happen on Saturday.
I can just imagine in the chafing. I think by now I’ve chafed pretty much in every part of my body.
Good luck running the 20 miler. You are ready!!
Your classroom looks adorable! I want to be one of your students! Great job on that 18-miler! It must feel great to have that behind you.
Thank you! I am pleased with how my room looks and am trying to keep it neat. Ugh, that 18 miler was really something. 😁😉