Another week down.
Would life please slow down? Where has summer gone?
So here is how it all shook out.
Monday: 5 miles with 6 x 1 min striders + core - legs were heavy on this run - I did it about 12 hours after my 15
Tuesday: 75 mins xtrain + 20 mins weights
Wednesday: SPEED DAY!
True story I love to hate Wednesdays. Always a tough workout but boy do I finish feeling so accomplished.
Thursday: 6 miles: 1 easy/1 @ MGP + core
Friday: REST DAY. And damn deserved.
Saturday: again switched out my long run day I was doing work all damn day
40 mins xtrain + 3 miles @ 9:15
Sunday: 17 miles: 2:48:36
Splits: 9:44, 8:50, 10:07, 10:17, 10:22, 9:54, 10:02, 9:53, 9:57, 9:49, 9:47, 10:04, 10:09, 10:01, 9:49, 9:45, 9:51
This run. Man. I try to ignore pace and figure out what is super easy based on feel. If we look at mile 2 we see what can accidentally happen. Trying to differentiate between normal "easy" and marathon easy.
Also a fueling fail. I ran down through Jersey City and to Liberty State Park and not a SINGLE water fountain was on!
Thankful for these views to take my mind off rampant thirst:
I have issues with fueling in general upsetting my stomach but without water oyyyy I found a magical vending machine at miles 12/13 and was SO DAMN HAPPY
Hi new friend! But then I was so thirsty I chugged the bottle in about 2 seconds so was left with water sloshing around for the remainder. And by this time was too late and was feeling nauseous.
Also in the name of recovery (I started this run at about 4:30pm) I took my first ice bath in a really long time.
Overall pretty satisfied with how this week went. Especially since I am in the office 10-12 hours a day...and emails never end. It does feel like it is coming together but I still have my moments of holy crap it is so close am I really going to do it?!
How's everyone else's training going? Any big races/goals for this fall?