Monday: Cycling- 13.5 miles in 45 minutes (18 mph)
Tuesday AM: 6.5 miles hills, 8:14 pace, 330 feet in gain. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS I BEAT JAMI UP THE BIG HILL!!! It was only by about a step, and I probably beat her because she felt bad for me, but I will take it. I'm so glad I can finally keep up with her. Gotta get my hill strength back. We ran up the hills at a faster pace than we ran the flats and downs- I don't know what had gotten into us that morning.
Tuesday PM: ITBS/Shin Rehab Routine
Wednesday: Cycling- 12.4 miles, 45 minutes (16.5 mph)
Thursday: 7.4 miles, 7:50 pace. I was sore from Tuesday's workout and I got up before I ran and foam rolled for a good 30 minutes. It was much needed. I haven't felt so sore in a long, long time. I ran Ali's Spatula Virtual Race as part of this run, and I was stoked to find out on Sunday that I won a box of GU!
Friday: 20.3 miles, 8:51 pace. We started running at about 10 PM and finished just before 1 AM. Mindy ran the first 10 miles with Kristen and me.
We decided to run to the top of Memorial Hill in Midway. It was clear, gorgeous, and perfect running weather! Memorial Hill is a memorial for the veterans from the valley that have served in many of the past (and present) wars. My brother-in-law Jake served in Afghanistan in the War Against Terror. We are proud of him and his sacrifice for our Country.
The best part about the run on Friday night was sleeping in on Saturday and stepping out of my bed to zero foot pain!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!
Have you ever completed a long run at night? Did you like it? How did you feel compared to running in the morning?My body felt really good running at night. I fight stomach problems in the AM, so it was nice to not be plagued with that. However, running at night meant I was already tired from an entire day of being a mom and a wife. I'm sure I will end up doing it again this training cycle.