I was in upstate New York visiting my mom's side of the family and the week FLEW by. I felt like I was there for a day, not a week!
Monday - 5.0 mile run - DID IT
48:00 - 9:38 pace
Got up as soon as I woke up and hit the pavement in the humidity. Ran on main roads from my uncles house to my aunts house. It was super muggy, but pace felt good and I had breakfast casserole and french toast waiting for me at the end.
Tuesday - Yoga for Runners podcast or rest - REST!
Went to a state park with the family and then celebrated my 30th b-day with my whole family that night. Super fun day with all my cousins, aunts and uncles.
|Resting on the beach!|
1:00:00 - 10:00 pace
All the bad food I had been eating during the week was starting to catch up with me so I took it slower. I ended up running most of of these miles in this amazing park called The Crossings. It has tons of trails, water ponds and borders a farm with baby cows that greeted me when I ran in.
|picture from landscapeonline.com|
Thursday - Rest day - DID IT
Me and all my first cousins went to a New York Yankee game in the city. We took a tour bus down and I'm pretty sure we were on the bus longer than at the game, but it was a fun day with all my cousins!
|I wouldn't call myself a Yankee fan but when in New York right?|
This was the first time I did a run first thing in the morning with no food in my stomach and I did pretty well. I think my limit is 5 miles though because I was pretty drained after. I ran in The Crossings again and discovered a couple new paths. The rest of my last day in NY was spend shopping with my cousins and BBQin with the whole fam.
Saturday - Rest - DID IT
Flew home early in the morning, picked up my VERY happy to see me pup and went to a friend's birthday party that night. I was so nice to be back in my own bed and I slept forever!
Sunday - 8.0 mile long run - DID IT
1:17:00 - 9:40 pace
Nothing too exciting to say about this long run other than it's done! I pushed myself a little harder than normal on long runs and it felt pretty good. Weather was cloudy and cool and I did an out and back on the Burke Gilman trail. I have a feeling after all this marathon training I'm going to boycott the BG trail for a few months. I love that it is flat and you don't have to stop for a million stop lights but it gets a little boring doing the same thing over and over again.
|Post run treat at Greenlake after purchasing some new runnin shoes|
Marathon Training Week 7 - Say It Do It - August 15-21
Monday - 5.0 miles easy / Yoga!
Tuesday - 6.0 miles with 5 3-minute pickups followed by 3 minutes of slow running
Wednesday - Personal training
Thursday - 5.0 miles easy to moderate pace
Friday - REST or yoga
Saturday/Sunday - 16.0 mile long run <---haven't decided which day to do this and will decide after weekend plans come together.
QUESTION: What thoughts/fears go through your head when you are really really close to running a marathon? I think my biggest fear is being in too much pain to continue running. I know my heart can handle running that long but my legs and hips give out before that.