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Mileage Monday

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!

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  • Meredith @ cookie chrunicles November 6, 2016, 2:10 pm

    I did watch it! Maybe next year I will finally run it 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 4:07 pm

      Naturally, NYC should be your first marathon! It’s got your name written all over it!

  • Sheila November 6, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I clean with bees in my bonnet…..the number of bees will influence the intensity. Not sure if this is positive or negative but my brain is also clean after this. A clean brain is a functioning rational brain.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 4:06 pm

      I totally forgot about cleaning. BRILLIANT. Works wonders.

  • Amy Lauren November 6, 2016, 3:33 pm

    Glad you had a good training week. I just know Molly Huddle was 3rd in the marathon. I mostly tracked my friends running it and one BQed so I was happy to see that. I DVRed the coverage and have watched bits and pieces of it today.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 4:05 pm

      Do you know Helly? She got her sub-4 and I’m so stoked for her!!!

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 6, 2016, 3:38 pm

    I didn’t watch the marathon but I followed lots of updates on social media! I feel like I am tired by the end of the day regardless of how much I ran. But when I can’t run as much as I would like it helps to take walks or do another kind of workout. Strength training that leaves me feeling a little sore makes me feel like I worked hard and deserve a break!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 4:04 pm

      Yes! Strength training helps. I still do my push-ups and stuff and I notice that this helps me a LOT.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home November 6, 2016, 4:50 pm

    If there are too many bees in my bonnet, there’s not much I can do! I try to run it out and if that doesn’t work, there’s wine for that.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 9:40 pm

      Wine helps! I can’t drink wine if I’m anxious though. Sex works WONDERS. Definitely need to keep that up. :p

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run November 6, 2016, 4:59 pm

    Maybe do cross training or lifting if you have leftover energy and don’t want to run miles? Sometimes I clean when I have extra energy but that is no fun.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 6, 2016, 9:42 pm

      Cleaning isn’t a bad idea, actually. Because not only can I sort out my stress but I actually end up with a clean house!

  • Allie Capo-Burdick November 7, 2016, 2:52 am

    I love the idea of doing one 20-miler per month! That seems so manageable…for you 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 7, 2016, 9:58 am

      I’ve always held that theory that one 20 miler per month is just enough to keep a solid base there, but without doing too much and causing burnout or injury! It seems to work well for me.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe November 7, 2016, 3:40 am

    I watched, but then the migraine took over and I just had to shut my eyes to deal. When I have a bee in my bonnet…. am I mad? If I’m mad, I go for a walk. If I’m sad… I probably do the same thing. I don’t run or workout when I’m upset. It doesn’t work that way for me.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 7, 2016, 9:58 am

      Ohhh, hmmm… bees in bonnets are just bits of extra energy. Not necessarily mad or sad, but the result of something, usually. Like a fight, or too much caffeine, stuff like that.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes November 7, 2016, 5:23 am

    I did watch the marathon and was disappointed in how only the first man and woman got the most coverage. I wanted to see more on Huddle! Strength training, walking the dogs, and hiking are what I channel my extra energy into. Not that I have much of it in marathon training.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 7, 2016, 9:57 am

      Yeah, marathon training sops up all the extra droplets of energy kickin’ around, eh?

  • Ana November 7, 2016, 9:15 am

    Who won the NCY marathon? I saw lots of updates on social media, but didn’t see coverage. Funny, I was out running that morning.

    Whenever I feel restless, I will either blast loud music and dance in the kitchen, or meditate to calm down the noise in my head. Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I quiet my thoughts with meditation.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 7, 2016, 9:56 am

      I’m not even sure who won. I’ve never really ever been into watching people run. I’d rather do it myself.

      Meditation works for me too, as long as it’s guided. If I’m left to my own devices then it usually ends poorly. 😉

  • MICHAEL BRANDON November 22, 2016, 1:31 am

    So glad to hear you had a good training week there !
    Thanks for sharing your progress and, by the way, you remind me about the NYC marathon cause i missed it too haha 😀

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