So, anyway....I thought I should report on some running:
last week I did 25 miles.
This week the goal was 30:
here's what I did:
Monday: 6 miles 8:52 pace
Tuesday: 6 miles 7:40 pace (had tonnes of energy after a 12 hr sleep, this run had a steady hill over a mile long for mile 5 but I did it. last mile was 6:45:)
Wednesday: strength training, 1 mile warmup 10min pace
Thursday: 6miles 8:45ish pace
Friday: 6 miles 8:12 pace
Friday night: 2 miles with a friend who needed a partner: 9:39 pace
Saturday: 3 miles 7:41 pace
total Mileage: 30 miles:)
Goal next week is 35 miles. I am still feeling frustrated that my endurance is GONE but I guess it will come back with time...it's just so hard to be patient. I want to be RACING! I want to be WINNING! (okay, I know that's not realistic but still:) ) I just want to be back in tip top shape......sigh.
I decided NOT to do the 2 mile race today...as much as I wanted to, I need to be smart and let me body keep easing into things and i didn't think pushing my body to try to run 2 6:45 miles back to back was a good idea. I think I made the right decision.
Portland hasn't given us much of a summer and it's almost over. In preparation for fall and winter running I am trying to reach out to my friends and secure some more running partners so be sure to see my last POST about the morning group run i'd like to start!!