I’m sitting here on Sunday afternoon on the couch beside Andrew, chowing down on chips and cheese slices and I just feel like I have been resting my body way too much. When I first dropped my mileage down from 80-1oo miles per week to 50-60, my body still felt tired and worked by the end of the week but now even as my weekly mileage creeps into the 60s, I’ve still got a tonne of energy left over each Sunday! I’m not interested in adding more weekly mileage, though. I think what I’d like to do is make sure I get one long run in each week of at least 13 miles, and be intentional about running one 20 miler per month.
For now, this was my 65 mile week:
Monday– I did some miles this morning and then hit the treadmill for my tempo run at goal marathon race pace (6:49 min/miles or 8.8 mph) for 6.5 miles. I was going to hold it at 6 miles for another week but I felt fine, so I added 0.5 miles at 6:40 min/mile pace (9 mph). 14 miles total for the day.
Tuesday– Got 10 miles done in the morning before a day filled with broccoli stomach cramps.
Wednesday– I can’t remember how or why but all I know is that I logged 10 miles on Wednesday.
Thursday– I ran 4 miles on the treadmill while Callum played and then I pushed him for 4 miles in the running stroller.
Friday– I ran 5 miles early this morning and then another 5 on the treadmill later on in the day.
Saturday– Just 5 early morning miles in the dark before everyone woke up. I took it slow and listened to a podcast.
Sunday– Another set of early miles (8) before the day got started!
I’m definitely looking forward to my next tempo run. I’ve got bees in my bonnet!
What do you do with yourself when you have bees in your bonnet?
Did you guys watch the New York marathon on TV?
I missed it. 🙁 I don’t even know who won. I’m going to Google it right now!