Yep, I can't believe it either, just 2 weeks until the running of the Boston Marathon.
My training didn't go exactly as planned last week as far as quality goes, but the quantity was right on target, 55 miles. That was the goal, and I made it. My highest mileage to date was 63 miles for St. George. With the late start of my training and slow entry into training because of the hip issues, I am happy to have made it back up to 55 miles this time around.
Last week's recap:
Monday - 19 miles on hills - was supposed to be 20-22. Called it a day at 19 miles. Today, I felt it was better to call it quits than to push through. Some days it is really important mentally, to push through, but today I felt it was more important to listen to my body than to practice pushing through. So I called my hubby for a pick up and "saved myself" Truly, I felt that finishing this run would do more harm than any benefit that I would get from the last 1-3 miles.
Tues. - easy 3 mile recovery run on grass around our property - .44 mile per loop.
Wed. - 3 miles easy am. and 8 miles easy on the flat Longleaf trail, with Dawn and Vicki. Nice run!
Thurs - 8 miles am with 3 of the 8 miles being uphill and downhill repeats, running semi-hard. Definitely not 100% - feeling this weeks miles adding up. PM - 3 miles easy on flat surface. Yoga @ Kelly's.
Fri - 6 miles easy on the flat Longleaf trail again. Wooo! Think I can make it! 50 of 55 done. Heading to New Orleans to meet my Mom and sister (Linde) to see "Wicked" It was GREAT!
Sat. - rest day - Linde and I walked about 40 min. along the Crescent City Classic 10K course. It was warm and humid and I was thankful I was not racing today. For the following reasons, I was happy I was not racing today - too many miles this week, too humid, and WAY TOO MANY RACERS. Not up for the bob and weave again this week. It was neat to watch the elites pass by followed by hundreds and hundreds of runners and walkers. To top off the day.... you know it ..... Cafe DuMonde. One of my favorite places in the world. Yes, I realize it's a little early for carb loading, but I couldn't resist. I couldn't resist!
Sunday - Happy Easter! Thankful for ALL of my MANY blessings. Chad and I spent a great day on the boat. The day started out foggy, but ended with beautiful sunshine. (sorry no pics - cell phone died after pouring 32 ounces of unsweet tea on it, and didn't bring the camera) What a great day on the water! What a great day on the boat! What a great day with hubby! While Chad cleaned the boat and the fish (sorry Chad - I MUST get these last 5 miles for the week), I headed out to get my final 5 miles for the week. Another flat run, easy pace. Feeling much better today after the rest day on Sat. Woo Hoo - 55 miles DONE! No Garmin today, just running. The danger in doing this, is running to fast. I hope I didn't do that because I have 12 miles today. Heading out now.