It is almost taper time! Hooray!
Monday – 6 miles @8:42/mile. It took a little while to warm up on this one. I finally started to get into my groove about halfway through. Some days are better than others.
Tuesday – rest day
Wednesday – Yoga and 1.5 mile walk with the twins after work. I tried to hit a flying pigeon today, with no avail. My pigeon took a fall.
Thursday 7.5 mies @8:38/mile. I managed a pretty consistent first half and a slightly faster second half, so I consider it a win. Truthfully, I’d kinda hit a point of “I’m sick of following this plan” this week so all of my runs felt a little bleh,
Friday – rest day
Saturday – toddler yoga and 1.75 mile walk with the tantrum-y twins. I call it toddler yoga for a reason, because this:
Sunday 20 miles @9:34/mile. THE dreaded 20 miler. The big tamale. The one where I downloaded an audiobook so I wouldn’t be bored if I had to run the whole thing by myself. THE LONGEST RUN EVER.
I lucked out! I messaged a running buddy who threw a group together, two of which were willing to run the entire 20 miles with me! As an added bonus, the group run forced me to start out slower, something I am HORRIBLE at alone, and I was able to finish the last mile at an 8:28 pace. Not bad for mile 20! If I can manage to do this on race day, I might, just might, be able to PR. Finally, although it is entirely TMI ( like I care ), I lost my pee in the woods virginity. When you gotta, go, you gotta go. (Actually I took this as a plus because I have a history of being under hydrated more often than not). Anyway, I felt better after this run – the longest run – than I have after most of my long training runs. Goal the next 3 weeks: progression runs. (i.e. start slower, end faster!)
3 weeks to go and it is all downhill from here! WOOOOO HOOO!!!
Total Miles: 36.99 (BAH, SERIOUSLY?!? A runners worst nightmare!)
January 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Great training and hooray for a strong long run! Did you guys do the Greenway on Sunday? I saw where a lot of Summerville runners were coming out here to run it, but I couldn’t make it because it was Sunday and I’m kinda committed to OnShore for long tempo. I can’t imagine ever doing 20 miles alone, so I’m glad you had some buddies for it. Sounds like the rest of your week was good too.
January 26, 2015 at 9:49 pm
Yeah we ran the greenway. I was also glad to have company!!!
January 27, 2015 at 2:31 am
Kids make great weights when exercising. 🙂 Z is too big now, but I used to use her as weights for my triceps and biceps lol
January 27, 2015 at 7:40 am
Glad you found some running partners…as far as peeing virginity…ever peed on yourself WHILE running??? Now that’s a real runner 🙂
January 27, 2015 at 8:30 am
Ha no. Not yet. 🙂
January 27, 2015 at 10:31 am
Yay taper time! Way to dominate your 20-miler.
January 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm
Nice job on the week and twenty miler! And good for you doing the toddler yoga!
January 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm
8.28 pace?!? That is amazing!
I like your toddler yoga. My little likes “working out” with me too. 🙂