“The miracle is that I locked away everything I had previously thought about myself and my abilities and showed up.” – John “The Penguin” Bingham, Running For Mortals, p.220
Week’s Summary: This week’s long run at 8 miles will mark the LONGEST run I have ever attempted in my little life! Whereas it’s a big deal to me now, what’s funny is that in my marathon plans, 8 miles will be the longest run I’ll be doing in my rest week. It will be an interesting day when I soon will say “I only have an 8-miler today.” Optimistically thinking, if 8 miles is doable, then who says 10 miles isn’t??? And stretching it even further, the marathon would only be 16 miles longer than the 8 miles. Slowly but surely, I’m getting there!
|Date||Type||Target Pace||Target Miles||Time Done||Miles Done||Notes|
|Mon 6||Long||Easy||8 mi||1:29:01||8.35 mi||HOT temps! Drank tons of water. Gu helped. Knee hurt but helped w/attn to posture. 10+ min stretching after, followed by cold bath.|
|Wed 8||Short||Easy||4 mi||44:05||4.15 mi||So sleepy, ran anyway. Perfect temps. Took it slooow. Great run, no pain!|
|Fri 10||Short||Easy||3 mi||34:00||3.45 mi||Tired b4 run, but felt STRONG! Spent some time in 6:50-7MM. Took extra time walking today during breaks.
|Week’s Target Mileage:||15 miles|
|Week’s Completed Mileage:||15.95 miles|
|Month to Date:||31.16 miles||For simplicity, Mar. 29-May 2 will be considered a month|
|Year to Date:||85.51 miles|
|Miles to 500:||417.9 miles|