Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekly Roundup 11.16-11.22

Week 8 of 16

Halfway to Houston!  8 weeks down, 8 weeks to go!  I have 5 more weeks of hard work followed by 3 weeks of taper and then it’s race day!  Training has been going by SO FAST and I am feeling SO GOOD.

I was nervous heading into this week, as it was my highest mileage week and longest long run in my training.  I started out with 4 miles on Monday and Run Club on Tuesday.  Oh my god it was cold on Tuesday night but it was Dave’s birthday so we couldn’t miss.

Wednesday I had my first real workout planned.  4x800s at 10k pace (7:00) with recovery at marathon goal pace (8:00).  I really wanted to take my time with this and not feel rushed so I opted for the treadmill.  If you’ve been following along, I am not a fan of the treadmill but I thought it would also give me a really good idea of where I’m at with a steady, set pace in a controlled environment.  It went by surprisingly fast.  Incline set to 1.5, warm up/recovery/cool down at 7.5mph and half mile repeats at 8.5mph, 8.5mph, 8.6mph, 8.8mph.

That same night I went home and took Georgie out for a mile.  It was dark out and she did awesome!  We ran the mile in 8:40 and only made ONE quick bathroom stop.  She was totally focused in the dark with no sniffing and hardly any distractions.

A late Friday morning phone call from Lindi Lou lead to a change in weekend long run plans.  It was a crappy morning but the afternoon turned out to be beautiful.  The sun came out and there was a slight breeze.  She offered to ride with me on Friday if I wanted to get it over with and that’s exactly how I looked at it—let’s just get it over with!  I felt great.  The last 3 miles were a bit of a struggle but that was expected.  My goal was 8 minute pace (2:08:00) and I ended up running 2:07:52.  Right on!  It was wonderful going to bed on Friday night knowing I only had a short run planned for Saturday.

Upcoming events:

·      8 weeks until the Houston Marathon!

Monday 11.16.15
4 miles (28:56)
17,231 steps

Tuesday 11.17.15
Marathon Sports Run Club! 3.25 miles (25:21)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Old Time Rock & Roll Spin Playlist
10 push ups
18,204 steps

Wednesday 11.18.15
5 miles with 4x800 treadmill (37:58)
1 mile with G (8:40)
20,445 steps

Thursday 11.19.15
0.92 miles with G (9:08)
Power Water
13,880 steps

Friday 11.20.15
16 miles with mama on the bike (2:07:52)
36,896 steps

Saturday 11.21.15
3.78 miles (28:25)
18,700 steps

Sunday 11.22.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jumpin’, Jumpin’ Spin Playlist
Burdenko H2O
10 push ups
14,495 steps

G mileage disclaimer: None of the mileage reported with Georgie is straight, consistent running. We may run 1 mile in 9 or 10 minutes but in reality we probably covered a 2-3 mile distance with a mix of walking and running.  I stop my watch every time we start walking.


PS Let's go Buffalo!  #BillsMafia

This week’s mileage: 34 miles
This week’s G mileage: 02 miles
November Totals: 96 miles
2015 Totals: 636 miles

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