The run went really well! I made a point to completely ignore my watch and run by feel. The course is pretty hilly so I focused on running strong up the hills and thinking about the hills at Boston. I practically ran the entire distance which was cool- I only stopped once to take a picture of a deer (see below, other pics were taken while running) and once to refill my water. Other than that I only took like 2-second breaks to adjust my sock or something. So between running without breaks and running big hills, I felt really good about it. I was happy at the end of the run to see my average pace was still sub-9:00!
Upper Reservoir on the way back:
Lower Reservoir on the way back:
After the run, I picked up Zach and we went for sandwiches. On the way home he somehow convinced me to go swimming. So we grabbed our stuff and headed up to the pool. I went straight from my sweaty run clothes into my swimsuit (with of course a quick shower). I did 1000 m easy, in about 21:00. I did the middle 500 m with my pull buoy. I practiced my flips because it's my goal to learn to flip turn.
TOTAL miles for the week: 35.5
PLUS 21 miles Bike!
AND 1500 m swim.
That's about my most well-rounded week in quite some time. Nice!!
Sunday we went for a little hike in the Sunol Regional Wilderness and I took a few pictures of the wildflowers in bloom:
It was a really relaxing weekend overall- besides the run, swim, and hike, we bbq'd, watched hockey at the sports bar, I read, Zach made a strawberry pie, and I slept about 11 hours each night. This coming weekend we're going to Phoenix and then next weekend it's Boston! Here's my schedule for Taper Week 2 (Boston Marathon is 2 weeks from today):
Monday: 7 miles GA (+ Strides)
Wednesday: 8 miles (3 miles VO2 Intervals)
Thursday (leave for phx): off
Friday (phx): 5 miles Easy
Saturday (phx): 12 miles Long (probably with Scottsdale Running Group)
Sunday (fly home from Phx): rest/xt
Total miles scheduled: 32