Monday, October 7, 2013

Week in Review: Long Runs are Done!

Tuesday - 10/2
This was supposed to be my last 20-miler, but I was hit with a horrible headache on Monday and had to squeeze in as many miles as I could before picking Finn up at preschool. I only got in 15.74, but they were quality miles with zero walking on the hills and an average pace of 9:14.

Wednesday - off/work

Thursday - 4 miles with an average pace of 8:14 

This run felt so good. I had intended on running between a 8:30-8:45 pace, but my legs had other ideas.

Friday - off/work

Saturday - off/work

Sunday - last double-digit run
It was by far my best longish run yet in many aspects. First and foremost, I got to run with Jen again.

What am I looking at?

We were missing Jill and Stacy, but in 13 days we all get to head to MDI for an awesome weekend together! Jen was great and came down to Bath to run as I had to go to work in the morning. I took her on a 10-mile loop full of 'wonderful' hills and I have never felt so strong. (Maybe it was a good thing Jill and Stacy couldn't make it, they would have been swearing at me the whole time). It was certainly a confidence booster and I'm feeling great about completing my second marathon. We chatted the whole time and finished with an average pace of 9:20. 

Spandits! and Garmin's unite!
I followed this up by working a 12.5 hour shift on my feet. Honest, I did not sit once and realized by 9 PM that the only thing I ate so far was one Shot Blok before the run, a cup of coffee before I went to work, and a handful of chips around noon. I was drinking a ton of water, but I was dragging so bad by the end of the day. Being that busy is a good exercise for mental strength too. Remembering everyone's orders and multi-tasking for that many hours straight made for a workout for my brain. I also wore my pedometer, so I guess yesterday was really my last long, long run! 

Because I got in two long runs in one week, I covered just shy of 30 miles this week! More if you count my walking miles. I'm taking it easy today, but am now in full taper mode! Have a great week!

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