Monday: Cycling, 6 miles in 45 minutes (8 mph). I pulled both kids in the bike trailer for fun. Breona ran beside me, so it was much more of a workout for her than it was for me, but I just couldn't bring myself to leave my kids behind :)
Tuesday: 5.06 miles at 9:29 pace. After my really great long run the weekend before, I was pretty sore. I thought I had essentially trashed my IT Band and wouldn't be able to run another step before the marathon. Being able to get out and run so quickly was a blessing to me.
Wednesday: Cycling, 12.4 miles in 45 min. (16.4 mph)
Thursday: 6.2 miles, 8:06 average pace. I ran 3 tempo miles in this run with a goal of 7:14. Splits were 7:19, 7:05, 7:08. It felt good to run fast, but my leg was bugging me towards the end pretty bad.
Saturday: 13.12 miles at 7:56 pace. This was my shortest long run that I had had in months! It still felt pretty hard, and I was wincing on any downhill from the leg.
Tuesday: 5 miles at 8:59 pace. I hadn't been taking care of myself while dealing with my friends' tragedy. I got a terrible side ache, each step felt hard, and I nearly fainted during this run. I was thankful for Jami who kept me from eating pavement. It's important to eat and drink if you plan on running.
Wednesday: 5 miles at 8:50 average pace. I went to Memorial Hill and ran 2 good tempo miles up hill and recovered very slowly on the way down so I didn't aggravate my knee and leg problems. Tempo miles for the mile up hill were 8:02 and 7:49- with a total of 566 feet of gain in those 2 miles, it was a good workout.
Thursday: Cycling, 12.6 miles in 45 minutes (16.8 mph)
Friday: Cycling, 12 miles in 45 minutes (16 mph)
Saturday: 10 miles at 7:57 pace. I ran this after the funerals of my three friends. It was good to get out and just hit the road. I felt like I was able to focus and able to deal with the grief. I was reminded, yet again,of how running is the best kind of therapy for me. This run was beautiful as I watched the sun set on a peaceful valley.
Red Rock Relay in Moab last Saturday. Unfortunately I was unable to run because of the funerals. Thankfully, Red Rock proved- once again- that they are the best and transferred our fees over so we could run the Zion race in September. Most races won't ever do something so kind and we were so thankful that they were so kind and understanding to us!
Phew!!! That was a lot of workout journaling! The Ogden Marathon is only 5 short days away. Amazing! If you are going to run a marathon, then can I suggest to you to run 2? This time has been so much less stress. I haven't had any kind of nerves yet (although I'm sure even those will show up some time this week). This training cycle I have missed nearly an entire MONTH of training, but I never panicked once! One day at a time, one step at a time, and I'm trained and prepped for a PR race this Saturday. I'm feeling very blessed and thankful for the opportunity.
I will write more about my goals in another post, but just know that I'm totally pumped for what is sure to be an awesome race!
Anyone racing Ogden?
Have you ever run a marathon? Were your nerves significantly better the second time around?