I think I got 80.7 miles this week. You’ll be proud of me to know that I finished the week with an uneven number and I ran on Lora’s right side, rather than on the left (an OCD quirk I’ve had for life). So, you know. Dream big, right?
Monday– Just took it really easy today. Slow 10 miles ending on a steep uphill to get the kids from school.
Tuesday– First I ran a slow 6 miles on the treadmill while Callum napped. Then I did 6 miles total at the track with 7x800m repeats with 400m recovery in between each one. I did each 800m in 3:00! There was one in 3:01 and one in 2:59 so it all balanced out. Pretty happy!!
Wednesday– I ran 8 miles outside this morning and then just did a progressive 5 miles on the treadmill. First mile was 7 mph then I increased it by 0.2 mph every half mile until I finished at 9mph.
Thursday– Andrew’s turn at the track! First I did 4 miles on the treadmill with the last 800 metres at 9.7mph, and I cranked it up to 10mph with .10 of a mile left! I have never gone that fast on the treadmill before. Then Andrew and I went to the track for his set of 7x800s. My goal for him was 3:50 per 800m and he nailed them with gobs of time to spare:
I told him if he doesn’t get a sub-4 marathon on May 1st then he has to walk home.
Friday– My right hip wasn’t working at 100% so I made a physio appointment for 11am. I took Callum for a 5 mile stroller run and then stuck to the treadmill for a slow 8 miles after Dave fixed my SI joint. Apparently my sacrum was tilted? Twisted? I wonder how THAT HAPPENED??!?!?!? Hmm…
Saturday– Got it done before our beach day! Super slow 10 miles.
Sunday– I met Lora at 11am to run 15 miles, but we only got 12.7. I’m not sure how we ended up running against the wind on the way out and on the way back, but maybe it was wind karma for all our past shenanigans.
You can kinda see my dreads in this picture?! And my nose hoop. We used to run 20 milers and finish at this old pub in Fort Langley for a pint of beer and nachos. Good times, good times. The waitresses really knew how to take great photos.
Have you ever had a twisted sacrum?
I originally twisted it when I fell in the shower a couple of years ago, and it’s gone out twice since then. It made for a very awkward physio appointment.
What’s your favourite post long run food/snack/drink/activity?
Have you ever had dreads or piercings other than your ears?