Fast and Furious - not me - I'm referring to the weekly mileage. The miles are coming "fast and furious." After the 16 on Sat., Sunday was going to be a lazy, easy day, but then Chad (Chad's the hubby) was motivated to lift weights so I thought it would be really good for me to do some weights while he is doing it too. So I had intended to concentrate on arm weights, but then I decided well I will just do a little leg stuff too. (I like to alternate so the arms rest, while I do the leg weights.) So I did primarily do arms, but I added some quad weights, and some squats and lunges. So needless to say after the 16 on hills and then the weights, the legs had a couple of things to say to me.
So Monday starts my week and I have 45 miles this week. So, Monday needs to be an easy 10 miler (as easy as a 10 miler can be). For the most part I felt good, but I could feel those legs. Went to yoga, feel the legs a little more. Need to get some extra rest Monday night.
Tues. - on the schedule today - a 5 mile tempo run with 10 miles total. I warm up with 2 miles @ 10:00 minute pace. Then the 5 mile tempo on the hills begins. It's hilly - want to get those hills in. I'm still running by heart rate. It took me a while to get my heart rate up to 161. It seemed that my legs didn't want to go fast enough on the hills to get my heart rate up to 161. It was really the downhills that created the problem. Anyway, I was at 1.5 miles before I was able to get my heart rate up. The tempo run went fairly well considering everything. (legs still a little tired, 10 miles on Monday, heat/humidity has returned, and the HILLS). My tempo miles went as follows: 7:57 - HR - 154, 8:51 - HR - 161 big hill area oops, but running by heart rate, 8:21 - HR - 161, 8:16 - HR - 162,
Mile 5 - NO GOOD OPTION - This mile had a long, gradual downhill, I am running what feels like, REALLY fast (did I say my legs are a little fatigued) to keep my heart rate up, my other option is to turn around and go up the hill which would immediately eliminate the heart rate issue. I opted to split the difference. I turned around and ran up for a little while and then finished downhill. Mile 5 8:10 -HR - 162.
So for the 5 mile tempo on the hills I averaged 8:19. I'll take that. I decided today was a great day to add another ice bath. So glad that I did. Feel so much better.
Currently, my biggest issue is I NEED A DRINK. Not even alcohol, just a Diet Coke. You see, I just ran out of DC's yesterday. I am going to try to not stock so many at the house anymore. I will allow myself some when I am "out and about" but I think it would be good to not to have an endless supply at the house. Now - anxiously trying to finish my work so I can go make deliveries and get the much needed drink.
Update on the weight goal - no movement so far this week. Dang it! But, no movement up is a good thing. With the extra miles, it's going to continue to be a tough challenge to get those final few off, but I am going to do it. No really, I'm not just saying it, before the St. George marathon (hopefully well before) I will be at my goal weight.