Monday: Yasso's, 8 sets: 3:15, 3:12, 3:14, 3:13, 3:15, 3:16, 3:14, 3:16. My goal was 3:17. I was really happy that I was able to run so consistently, especially towards the end. I was running out of time and had to cut my recovery time in half, so just being able to hit my goal was exciting. 7.09 total miles.
Tuesday: Cycling- 11.2 miles in 45 minutes (14.9 mph).
Wednesday: 10 miles, hills 742 foot gain, 8:00/mile pace. This run was hard, but it made me really, really happy.
Friday: Cycling- 11 miles in 45 minutes (14.7 mph).
Saturday: 15 miles, 8:08/mile pace. I ran in the afternoon in the glorious sunshine and it was A-MAZING. I came home covered in salt streaks, sunburned, and with a smile on my face. I ran alone and it was nice to be able to run at my own comfortable pace (and to see what my comfortable pace for a long run by myself is!) This gave me the confidence that I needed- maybe a 3:30 marathon isn't as much of a pipe dream as I thought.
As a result of some hard runs, my left shin is feeling really tender. It didn't bother me at all while running, but it's pretty tender to the touch. I have figured out how to foam roll my shins in a super awkward position, so I'm doing that a couple of times a day, icing, and wearing my compression socks. I'm pretty positive that it's going to be just fine.
My positive attitude may have been influenced by lots and lots of Easter candy, triple date with the husband and some friends, and the cutest kids around. And the sun. The sun helps the attitude A LOT.
What little thing helps lift your spirits?