Week 17: April 27-May 3rd
Miles: 86 Donations: $186
Monday– I am not as sore this week after the marathon as I was last Monday, so I decided to try going for a run with Sam and our friend Arun when they asked me to go. It was a rough start, my left leg was super tight and a bit painful and was causing me to change my stride which was causing some pain near my left knee at the beginning. But we took it really slow and I started to loosen up enough to not be hurting as bad. We went on the river trails which was a first for me, and a lot of fun. Reminded me of the trails we ran on in college which I miss a lot. Taught one yoga class and after work did some strength, abs and plyos before I ran out of energy and had to be done for the day.
Tuesday- Was going to take today off, but I had some coffee in the afternoon when I met with a nutritionist about proper fueling for all my running at Collectivo. So I had a burst of energy and needed to move. So I ended up going 4,5 miles. I figured it will make it easier later in the week because I can cut one of my long runs down a little. Felt better than yesterday and was moving at normal speed of a little under 7:30 miles.
Wednesday– Got up early to run before work because I have a busy dog walking day and I knew it would be hard to get 8 miles in later. So I started a little after 5:30 and got my 8 in. Felt fine until the last mile and a half or so when I started to run low on energy because I had not eaten breakfast yet. Averaged about 7:40 pace. Beautiful sunrise this morning!!
After work decided to go on another run with a friend because I had a lot of energy and just needed to put in some more miles. Ran 4 more for a total of 12 for the day.
Thursday– Long run day #1! Ran 15 miles this morning with Sam, Scott and Arun. The company was GREAT! The weather was so so. Only the wind really bothered me. In the last 4 miles I was starting to get really chilled and the wind picked up even more off of the lake and it felt like winter again for a bit. But made it 15 miles in just under 2 hours. Then after walking dogs I went out again for more miles. This time my friend Erin biked with me to help me through the rest. I made it another 5.5 to finish the day with 20.5.
Friday– Got up early and met Bryan for a morning run before work. We did 6 miles. A little over 8 pace. My right knee was a little stiff and painful (behind the knee) this morning and it slowed me down a little. After work and walking dogs I ran the other 9.5 I needed to get 15.5 for the day. All the rest of the miles for the week will be done tomorrow at the marathon!!
Saturday– Wisconsin Marathon in Kenosha! Got to the race about an hour before start time. Sam and I did a little over 2.5 miles for a warm up. 7 a.m. start and it was already close to 60 degrees. The first half I practiced running a little faster (7:05 or under for as long as I could) than I did the last two marathons to see how it felt. It was all good until about mile 14 a little after the half marathoners finished and us marathoners were sent out to the most boring 2nd half of a course EVERRRR! I hated the whole second half. I was so spread out from other people for a good 6 miles or more before I started to catch some of them again. It was a painful mental and physical battle and my pace slowed to closer to 7:45’s or slower. I managed to keep most of my miles under 8 still. I ended up finishing with a time of 3:14.42, 5th place female and 29th overall. Not too bad. I am happy with it considering how much it sucked for a good 13 miles and I just wanted to stop. But I kept going. 🙂 Good mental practice!!! 28.75 miles for the day!
Sunday– Lifted in the morning for about 45 minutes at the gym. Went for a short walk to the beach and back in the afternoon. Was going to take today off from running… but I was bored and restless and it was a very nice weather day and I just couldn’t do it. So I ran a chill 3.25 miles to make it a even 90 mile week.
Total miles run this week: 90
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