I managed a 72 mile (well, 71.7 mile) week this week. Whaaaaat?!? How am I able run this much? And while pregnant? Nearly 6 months, too! I HAVE NO IDEA. That’s the God honest truth. I don’t even feel like I can take credit for this because it feels so weird, so out there, so unreal. I’m still super thankful and taking it day by day. Literally. And so far, so good.
Monday– What a great run! Callum went to Grandpa and Grandma Slane’s house, and I ran 13 miles at an 8 min/mile pace with the last mile in 6:56. YASSSSSS. Hamstring hurts to walk on it, but I can run on it fine! The running gods are shining upon me today! I BELIEVE!!!
Tuesday– I ran 3 times today. Yep, you read that right. We had to bring the van in early this morning and then I had to time the use of the car for Jake’s follow-up appointment for his teeth so I pushed Callum in the stroller for 4 miles right when we woke up (he got up at 6 today!), then another 4 on the treadmill when we got home from Jake’s appointment before Freddy and Katie came home from school. I was super happy with 8 miles for the day but because Callum went to bed early and Katie was doing homework anyway and Freddy was pleased as punch with his hot fudge brownie and ice cream, Andrew and I ran another 4 miles together. It felt good to run after dinner just because it helped to settle it a bit. I came home feeling a lot less burpy and bloated. All my miles today were around 10 min/mile, so I definitely took it really easy.
Wednesday– Just a slow 4 miles pushing the stroller and then 4 slow miles on the treadmill. Still no lower body strength work quite yet. I want to make sure my hamstring is totally healed before I do any of that. I hope to do it tomorrow after I run my tempo miles!
Thursday– Once a week I aim to run 2 miles straight at goal marathon race pace (6:50) and today was the day because my mom came over. I warmed up for 5 miles, ran 1 mile in 6:47 and the next in 6:44, then cooled down for 3 miles (up a mountain).
Friday– I started out with 2 miles on the treadmill then got called away by one of the kids for something and then decided that since I was already out that I’d renew my van insurance. Came back, hopped back onto the treadmill for a couple miles but Callum was clingy with his mama, so I pushed him in the stroller for the rest of the run. 10 miles total.
Saturday– I escaped for the usual route with Lora this morning for 12.7 miles. I took 3 pee breaks, all in the great wide open. Thankfully Lora didn’t seem to mind. We settled into an average 8:27 min/mile pace.
Sunday– Just a nice little shorty 6 miler with Lora early this morning!
I started up my strength work on Thursday and did it again on Sunday and my hamstring is totally fine. Phew!
And that’s a wrap!
If you had to choose, would you eat a hot fudge brownie and ice cream or cheesecake?
Do you dare to make any bets on how long this mileage will last into this pregnancy?