Seriously. I can't believe I'm about to tackle 18 miles this coming weekend. I'm
That said, let's see how I did this past week.
Tuesday - sick. I didn't do anything except rest (when I wasn't at work).
Wednesday - 2ish miles in the light rain.
Thursday - 30-day shred.
Friday - rest
Saturday - 15.5 miles running, 1.5 miles walking. I think my run time was around 3 hours, 1 minute. (There was one mile that I didn't have on my Garmin, and I know we were averaging an 11 minute pace.)
The long run was just that. Long. It helps to have a running partner, for sure (hi, Suzanne!) but it hurts to be up at 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning just to prepare for that long run. This time, I took Twizzlers rather than Gu. I also had Gatorade gel blocks. Around 4 miles and every few miles after that, I ate either a gel or a Twizzler....and I think it helped. Gu tends to upset my stomach now (even though I swore by Gu during my first marathon) and the Twizzlers are just fantastic.
I ended up being extremely sore after this run. I'm not sure if it will get easier/better over the next few weeks, but at least I know I have roughly 6 weeks left and then I can go back to "just" running half marathons. (I say that very loosely. Half marathons are tough, too!)
Sunday - walked.
Monday - 30-day Shred (and I increased my weights from 3 lb. weights to 5 lb. weights.)
Today - I'm hoping for a short run. It's coldddddd, though.
So there you have it. Not a total waste of a training week. Could have been better, but I'm also (still!) getting over this cold.