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Week in Review: The week I didn’t take any pictures… probably because I ran 66 miles.

Week in Review:  The week I didn’t take any pictures… probably because I ran 66 miles

September 24th-30th

Not going to lie.  I don’t really remember this week.  I just remember being at the office for about a million zillion hours.

I don’t have any pictures to remind me what happened this week either but thank the good Lord for my trusty friend Garmin.  She (or he?) confirms that I did in fact run.

So here we go.

Monday:  Rest.  I have some foggy memory that I was going to do yoga but after 12 hours at the office I went home and passed out.  Scratch that, I went home and watched the only 4 minutes you needed to see of the Seahawk game and then went to bed.

Tuesday was the normal hilly easy 7 miles and a relatively short 10 hour work day (yippee!).

Wednesday I used all my creative thinking/strategy/logistic skills to orchestrate the perfect (albeit slightly fast) mid-week workout.  3 mile tempo with cut down miles and some little hills at the end.

I woke up bright and early Thursday morning and slept-ran my way through 7 miles. I only worked 8 hours (slacker) but capped the night off with some amazing football and a fancy new pair of Frye boots.  I know win win (yes they were like 65% off).

I really don’t know how many miles I ran on Friday.  My watch says 5 and that sounds sort of right.

Saturday morning was the usual tempo run except this time is was really long:  8 miles.  I figured we’d run a mile on the track, a mile down to the lake and then three laps around Greenlake.

Not so much.  Because I don’t pay attention to directions we ended-up warming up to Greenlake which meant almost 3 full laps around Greenlake (2.8 miles per lap).  This workout was good for me for marathon training because it helps you (and by you I mean me) mentally.  When one runs 26.2 you want 3 miles to feel short and this workout helps with it.

You can read all the awesome details here.  When we finished I was done.  I barely made the 2.5 miles back to my car.  I knew I had a long run the next morning and had no idea how that was going to go down, not to mention I spent my whole evening at a football game.  Lots of walking and ramps.  I know.

I did get to eat this bundle of poison (gluten) and it was awesome (and look I did take one picture).

If you haven’t had a hot dog with cream cheese you’ haven’t really had a hot dog. #justsayin #seattlestyle

Sunday morning, oh Sunday.  Luckily I was able to rally a group of girls for a 9:00AM start time which meant I was able to get a little extra shut-eye.  It also meant we weren’t done with the run until the middle of the day (not as awesome).

The plan was to run 20.  I really didn’t think it was possible but thank goodness I’m too dumb stubborn awesome to not try.  So there I was.  It was hard but I started to feel alright after a few miles.  Before I knew it we were running some of our miles under 8:00s.  I know I don’t know who I am either.

When it was all said and done I was at 20.5 and we were running 8:10ish.  Now you may or may not know this but I have a few running rules.  One of the rules is this:  if the Garmin says .49 or less you stop but if it says .5 or more you finish the mile.

So yes.  I finished the mile.  21 total.

66 miles for the week.  Too many hours at the office and zero pictures (except one of an awesome hot dog).

I’ll take it.

Before I go watch a heck of a lot more football a big shout out to my immune system.  Way to fight and stay strong.  Please hang in there for the rest of this marathon cycle.


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Just so I have one more pic… and since I never posted it.. and since it’s my favorite hat… and since you might be able to order it now… and… okay I’m done.  For reals.


One comment on “Week in Review: The week I didn’t take any pictures… probably because I ran 66 miles.

  1. Pingback: Wednesday Night Speed: 3 x 1 mile | run pretty run fast

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