Another week bites the dust.
And as an added bonus, my back has been great!
I guess this means I should actually register for this race now.
Monday – 6 miles @ 8:25/mile Nothing fun or unusual to report here, was just a regular old run. It was later in the day though, that I started to feel awfully cruddy.
Tuesday – rest day. If it hadn’t been a rest day, it still would have been a rest day, because I had the flu. I even got to call into work sick. Oh what fun, it is to stay in bed with a fever all daaay HEY!
Wednesday – rest day. It was the flu’s fault.
Thursday – 3.5 mile jog/walk. I was starting to feel semi normal (I could tell because I was getting antsy to move) so the twins and I took an easy jog/walk at an average 10:51/mile (4 min jog/1 min walk)
Friday easy 4.5 miles @ 8:45/mile. Still fighting a cough and had to stop and rest a couple of times. Being sick sucks.
Saturday 12 mile bike ride. Bryan was finally able to get my pedals off of my hybrid bike and it was like, 65 degrees out, so I got to take the new one for a spin! Weeeee!!!
13 miles 12.5 miles @ 8:42/mile Oh my goodness. This was the WORST and most inconsistent run I’ve had in a LONG time. I ran with a group and made the mistake of going out too fast, especially because I had been sick earlier in the week. I had miles ranging from 8:00/mile to 9:24/mile and I stopped to walk at least once per mile the last 4-5 miles. All I wanted to do was be done. I wanted to be done so bad I didn’t care we were finishing at the car a half a mile short. I just wanted.to.be.done. It was the kind of run that made me question why the hell I’m training for a marathon. Ugh. I was more tired after this run than the 18 miles (including 5k I actually raced) last week.
19 miles on schedule for next long run, so best put that one behind me.
6 weeks to go!
Total Miles: 26.5 running/12 biking
December 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm
Despite being so sick, it looks like you had a good week and got the miles in. Plus biking is pretty great too, it’s been beautiful lately.
Going out too fast is my big problem. It doesn’t happen so much in long runs because I know that if I do, I won’t get through the run and it’ll be a disaster… but in a 5K, I have this mentality that it’s only 3.1 miles and I run 5+ most days and I should be able to get through it like it’s nothing.. . and it never pans out that way. But you’ve got time, you can figure out pacing and all on race day! Just don’t let your first 10K of the marathon be your fastest, yikes!
December 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Wow! You motivate me 🙂 the high has been in the 20s though, so its been about a week since i jogged