Actual mileage: 27 miles
So, I fell a few miles short of the goal. That's ok, I was on the mend! Plus, work was absolutely insane last week with some super long hours. This week will be a crazy busy one too, but hopefully work will settle down again after that.
|Husband's photo #1 - Action shot! That's me in the green.|
|Husband photo #2 - What's with the puppy-dog paws????|
Another highlight was when a friend from work ran up along side me at about mile 4.5. She's training for Grandma's half (this was her first half) and we chatted and ran the entire way. I forgot how nice it is to run with someone! She made the day much more pleasant. My left hip was really sore at the end and I had to push to finish strong. So I pushed!
|The first attempt post-race. Kind of blurry so I figured I'd |
give it one more try. (See how water-soaked my jacket is?
Definitely NOT water-repellent. Oooooo, looks like
gear whore needs a new jacket!!)
But I did it. I am a bad-ass honey badger.
So while I don't think the two together qualify as a 17 mile run, they sure as hell qualify as 17 miles. And that's something.
|2nd attempt. Must have hit zoom at some point....|
I completely lost interest in capturing the event after this one.
Race day notes: Oatmeal for breakfast. Cliff shot bloks and GU chomps for sustenance during the race. No GI issues! Wore the old blue Sauconys; the pink ones need a little more break-in time.
I ended the day going out for a fabulous dinner with my folks and brother & sister-in-law to celebrate my parents 53rd wedding anniversary. I replenished every calorie I burned and then some. It was a delicious meal! Got home and was in bed with lights out by 9:30.
It was a good day.
Here's TenacityChris's training plan for me this week:
5 miles EASY running (11:00 pace or greater)
7 miles running as follows (intervals)
Miles 1-2: 11:00 pace
Miles 3-7: 4 x ½ mile repeats at 9:45 pace, ¼ mile recoveries at 11:00
5 miles easy running (11:00 pace)
5/7 Saturday Down and Dirty 8k race … If you are doing the race at anything faster than slow training run, make Thursday’s run only 2 miles.
5/8 Sunday: 18 Miles Long Run
Miles 1-5: 11:30 pace
Mile 6: 10:45 pace
Miles 7-12: 11:30 pace
Mile 13: 10:30 pace
Miles 14-17: 11:30 pace
Mile 18: 10:30 pace Finish strong - you CAN do this! Ice Bath!!!
Looks like it really is time to get my ass in gear. Grandma's is only 48 days away! I can do this, right? I'll be able to finish 26.2 miles. I will. Right??