It's been an intense week of running so far! I ended up switching my schedule around a little because I was really worn out on Monday and couldn't do the 10 mile run on the schedule. That left me running 10 miles (with five at tempo pace) Tuesday and an 11 miler Wednesday. Whew. I actually had plenty of energy for those two runs but I'm still feeling it. My shin is feeling good but I'm a little sore all over. Probably just temporary. Here's the summary:
4.0 miles/38:47/9:37 average pace
Very tired, almost didn't run at all.
10.0 miles/1:24:12/8:25 average pace
I was a lot more motivated on Tuesday so I got up and headed out for this doozy of a workout. The schedule called for 10 miles with 5 miles at Tempo pace. I warmed up with 2 miles at 9:00 pace, then hammered out the 5. I ended up averaging 7:39 with a negative split. My fastest mile was 7:27! I jogged home with the final three miles at 9:19 average pace. A little ice bucket action felt great on the legs.
11.0 miles/1:38:43/8:58 average pace
Long run at an easy pace. It was really cold yesterday morning, probably 45 degrees! That is cold for this California girl (hey, I can call myself California-girl or Montana-girl at my discretion). I wore a long sleeve shirt and took a few miles to warm up. I was feeling pretty tired but the pace felt easy and it went by fast.
Wednesday pm: cross training
I rode my bike with Zach as he did his 9 miler after work.
I know I did weights at one point this week but I forget when exactly. I'm doing really good with my eating lately too and have lost a couple of pounds. I am still up about 3-5 lbs from where I'd like to be, but I'm hoping a little self-control and my marathon training will take care of that. I'm not too hung up on it. Ok, that's a lie. I'm trying not to be too hung up on it. :)
No pictures today but I'll have some good ones this weekend. We've got 17 miles on Saturday and are planning a mountain bike ride on Sunday. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend so we're going to spend as much time outside as possible!