I ran over twenty miles last week! Here's a quick rundown of last week's training:
Tuesday - off and I declared no more excuses
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 3.6 miles
Saturday - off
Sunday - 8 miles
I really needed to catch up on sleep after getting up early every day last week to run or work, so I didn't do my long run first thing yesterday. With Tuesday's being a rest day, I can easily move my long run day to Monday if needed. Then, as I was finishing up my lunch of Pad Thai leftovers, my friend Stacy texted me if I wanted to meet her for a run. We both had 10 miles to do. I haven't been able to run with anyone lately, so I jumped at the chance. The one problem...I needed to be at work that afternoon, so we were going to be cutting it close.
We met at the local bike path and headed out in our matching white Mizuno Wave Sayonaras. It was great to catch up on things and the miles just ticked by. I so miss running with my girls every week.
One issue we ran into running later in the day was not timing our fueling well. Both of us shoveled in food right before we ran, which resulted in upset tummies. And it was warmer and more humid at midday than if we had run earlier. I think your body gets so used to running at a certain point of day that it can be difficult if you randomly switch it up.
At mile five, we realized that we wouldn't be able to get in the full ten miles and settled on eight. Stacy suggested that I run on ahead so I could get to work on time. I didn't want to leave her, but she is one of those persistent, stubborn people that won't take no for an answer! :-) With 2.2 miles to go, I said goodbye.
I was really going to be cutting it close, so I ran a lot faster than I should on a long run to be able to get home, shower, and get to work, covering the 2+ miles in 17 minutes flat. And in case you're wondering, I made it to work in time with four minutes to spare!
I'm not feeling guilty that I didn't get the full ten miles in either. It was crazy busy at work, so I was running around non-stop for 5.5 hours and walked at least two miles there.
This is what I have scheduled this week -
Monday - off
Tuesday - 4 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - 4 miles
Friday - off
Saturday - Beach to Beacon 10K
Sunday - 15 miles (though I'm not sure I will do the full distance with the race the day before and it would jump my weekly mileage by over 10 miles from this week)
Have a great week!