Well I’m not one to brag, but I totally rocked my long weekend. We saw two movies, I hit the beach, lots of good food, and lots of good sleep. And I had a pretty good long run. No complaints from this girl over here! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend – I’ll go into mine in detail later this week, but for now let’s go over some of the miles run.
I am about 8 weeks out from race day, so around 5 more weeks of high milage before I start to taper. In that time, I have a half marathon on September 26th (Hogsback) and another half October 17th (SoNo – final tune-up as I start to taper). I’m contemplating adding in a few shorter distances at the end of my long runs to work on fast finishes. I’d also like to potentially run another half in October (11th – Nantucket Half), but I’m not sure if it’s totally feasible at this point. #HelpMeImPoor.
8/31 – 9/6 Workout Recap:
Monday AM Run: 7.50 miles, 8’10” average pace
*There was nothing special about this run. Legs felt somewhat heavy and took a while to warm up, but I’m figuring it’s because we had walked over 10 miles (more than 15 miles on my legs for the day) the day before. Just went with it and used the run to get some circulation back into some super sore muscles.
Tuesday AM Run: 7.35 miles, 8’09” average pace
*Night after pizza….never an easy run. But I was okay with it and again used these miles as easy runs to build milage for this week.
Wednesday AM Run: 10.01 miles, 7’52” average pace
*This run felt relatively good. I ran this as a progression run. Since my legs were taking a while to feel loose again, I started at an 8’27” mile, and descended miles to finish with a 7’18”. I was happy to bring the mid-distance, mid-week run back into my schedule and will hopefully be doing the same this week.
Thursday Colonoscopy…. figured that was enough fun for one day. Total rest day.
Friday: AM Run: 8.2 miles, 7’38” average pace
*Legs finally felt fresh. Was surprised with the ease of this run since I am feeling a bit tired lately. Hopefully by the time the long weekend is over, I will have a little more sleep and a lot more pep in my step. I decided the extra rest day before only helped my legs recover. Decided to just run at a comfortably challenging pace and see what I ended up with.
Saturday AM Run: 20 miles, 7’47” average pace
*Really happy with this run – especially coming off a non-rest/cross training day. Very happy to get my first 20 miler under my belt for this training cycle. Although I love the feeling of running all the miles, I’m looking forward to a cut back week this week. Only two 20-milers left 🙂
Sunday AM Run: 8 miles, 8’07” average pace
*Heavy legs, but to be expected. Humidity returned for this run. Not the best, but again, happy to have gotten the miles in to flush out my legs from the long run the day before.
Total Miles: Around 61 miles for the week
Average Pace: 7’52”
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I’ll be back tomorrow to talk about my weekend (and of course all the good things we ate!)
Best part of your long weekend?
Do you take the long weekends as an excuse to workout more, or do you embrace the extra rest?