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Mileage Monday

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!

Do you guys deal with road kill on the regular, or is it a rare occurrence?

Do you have any leftover Halloween candy? What do you eat first? Last?

Favourite sex position?

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  • Amy Lauren November 12, 2017, 6:07 pm

    I didn’t do trick or treat this year so no leftover Halloween candy. I do have my candy preferences though, my favorite being those mini reese’s peanut butter cups in the little gold wrappers. I also have a few candies I don’t like- vanilla tootsie rolls are yucky. I don’t care for blow pops either, or really any candy that contains gum inside.

    You had a great week of workouts and congrats on your longest run post-pregnancy and highest mileage in awhile!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 13, 2017, 5:51 pm

      Candy with gum inside is SO CONFUSING. I get to the gum part and after chewing and swallowing the outside, all I’m allowed to do is chew the gum. It takes way too much effort and concentration for me to make sure I don’t swallow the gum. 😛

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 13, 2017, 1:44 am

    We still have so much leftover candy. I’ve just been eating the Reese’s and Hershey’s…Rob eats everything else haha. I’m sure at some point we will get sick of it and throw the rest out.
    Nice job with those workouts!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 13, 2017, 5:50 pm

      Yup. We still have lots here too. I’m going to the dentist tomorrow. 🙁

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe November 13, 2017, 5:44 am

    Yesterday I walked less than 1000 steps. The only crutching I did was to go upstairs to our storage unit. I blame Alex.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 13, 2017, 5:49 pm

      I still cannot BELIEVE your bad luck.

  • Gretchen November 13, 2017, 6:52 am

    Ah I love Laura. One of my favorite accounts to follow. She’s so inspiring, both before her pregnancy and after. Great job this week and yay for the mileage! You’re a b-o-s-s

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 13, 2017, 5:49 pm

      She’s just such a solid, stable person. Consistent runner, confident woman. She’s majorly inspiring.

  • Ana November 13, 2017, 9:24 am

    Favorite sex position? That is one good question to start out the morning with!! Well, I guess starting the morning with sex is a really good way to start the morning too.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 13, 2017, 5:49 pm

      You’re the only one that took notice of that question!!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes November 13, 2017, 7:24 pm

    Great job – 72 miles is awesome! We didn’t get any Halloween candy to give out, so thankfully none to tempt us. Which is good because my mom always goes overboard with Christmas candy.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 14, 2017, 10:37 am

    Favorite sex position? Hmm, I’ll let you know when I have it again. 🙂

  • Helly November 15, 2017, 8:07 am

    You described your friend as a consistent runner and confident woman. That’s you too. And you’re majorly inspiring. <3

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 16, 2017, 8:59 pm

      Oh I hope so. But I woudn’t put myself in the same category as Laura!!!

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