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