Hey guys! I’m so happy. <—the wine talking. I hit 76 miles for the week which is my highest mileage week since I was in my second trimester aaaaaand, I hit my highest mileage run in forever (16 miles).
There are so many women I follow on Instagram that inspire me like WHOA. But one woman, her name is Laura, she posted something this week about how she got emotional during a treadmill run at the gym. She started thinking about her goals, her upcoming running endeavors and then just felt that rush, you know? And I felt it too, during my run on Saturday! I don’t always feel that rush and to be honest, it’s quite rare. But when it happens, I feel like the queen of the frigging WORLD.
Anyway, here’s how it all went down.
Oh, and I also have a couple of posts I’ve been working on, so it’s not all Mileage Monday up in here.
Monday– I wanted to do a bit of a workout but not too much so that I’d get injured after the tempo on Saturday and not so I’d get tired for my next tempo. 10 total miles with the first 2 at 8 min pace, 2 at 7:40 pace, 2 at 7:30 pace, 1 at 7:13 pace, 1 at 6:58 pace, and then a 2 mile cool-down at 8:30 pace!
Tuesday– 10 miles in the morning on the treadmill at 1% incline at an 8:15 pace, and then 4 miles with Andrew in the afternoon!
Wednesday– Just an easy treadmill run at 8:30 pace for 10 miles.
Thursday– Well, this workout was supposed to be a 9 mile run incorporating a 4 mile tempo at goal half marathon race pace (which I did 2 weeks ago in the middle of my long run with Lora). But, I couldn’t quite do it. Callum went to preschool, and I took Jesse on a 3 mile stroller run as a warm-up and then I put him down for a nap and hit the treadmill. I got to 2.17 miles (out of 4) and pressed the stop button. I let myself regroup for 90 seconds and then hopped back on. I got to 3 miles (out of 4) and hopped back off to regroup for 90 seconds. Hopped back on, and took another 90 second break at 3.5 miles. Once I hit 4, I decided that I’d keep running half mile repeats until I hit 5 miles at tempo pace because if I couldn’t do 4 consecutive miles at that pace, I could certainly “punish” myself with a couple more intervals. So, 10 total miles for the day with 5 done at 6:30 min/mile pace.
Friday– My sister and her husband came over last night for drinks, so we stayed up too late and messed up the kids’ sleep patterns, and then paid for it dearly today. I got 3 slow miles on the treadmill before Jesse woke up and then when Andrew came home, I headed out for a slow 5 miler to make 8 for the day.
Saturday– This is the longest run I’ve done in probably a year! The goal was 16 miles with half of them at 8:20 pace and the latter half at 7:40, and I nailed it! 8:20 right on the nose and then 7:30. YEAH!
Sunday– I met Lora for 8 torrential rainy miles!
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