The only way this weirdo will drink. She is making it hard to was my face this morning.
Totally called an audible today and switched the Tuesday mid-distance run for my Thursday shorter run - as I was running. (I'll do my mid-distance run on Thurs.) My legs were just exhausted and my average pace was 1:45 slower than my 17 mile long run this past weekend. (When you are running that much slower than your long run it means something, listen!) I wanted to quit a million times, so it was just better to switch out runs instead. So why are my legs so tired? Why the massive time difference ? 1. The is week 3 of hard, for me, work before a cut back week so my legs are ready for a rest. 2. I ran my longest run in almost a year this past weekend. 3. Back to full time job means back to sleeping 6-7 hours a night instead of 8-9. 4. And finally, this is my first week with students so by the time I leave work I already have 12,000 steps and a tired mind/body. I always feel it is important to think about what is going on with your body and why. To be aware of it and kind to yourself. And of course, to modify and adjust as needed.
I thought this was hilarious! What would you say?
Monday morning feels after staying up too late watching GoT. However, no naps allowed - time to go teach my babies.
Another week of marathon training in the bag! Woohoo! This week was full of highs - my best long run yet! And lows - missing a 7 mile run on Thursday. 6 weeks to go!
Had the most amazing time at Candlefish celebrating Cari's birthday. It was so much fun making our own fancy-smamcy expensive candles. Cannot wait to go again. I already bought passes for @aland85 and I when she was in town. (Because you get a 15% discount on everything on your class day.)
Best long run this training cycle. It felt hard like a long run should, but not miserable. There were little aches and pains, but nothing overwhelming. 17 miles done. This run gives me hope that I will, in fact, survive Chicago.
Today's long run was a tour of why my city, Charleston, wins the award for best tourist city and most beautiful city ever single year. From the West Ashley bridge, around Hampton Park, down along the water, around the battery, back up the other side of the peninsula, over the Cooper River bridge, and all the way back. BEAUTIFUL.