Today was my long run. It was a bit of a shorter long run though, 12 miles. Last week was 15 and I decided to go down for this week and then back up to maybe 17 or 18 next week. One thing I have been doing to try to improve my marathon time is picking up my long run pace. Today I was doing a steady long run and going for a 7:48 pace…I ended up with a 7:50 pace. This was fine with me because it was also really humid out and this has been a longer running week for me. Going into this run I was thinking there was no way I was going to get close to this pace (yes, we all have those runs 🙂 ). Needless to say, I was happy with it. It was one of those runs though that I kept looking at my watch hoping I was almost done :).
This week has been my highest mileage week EVER!!! From Friday till yesterday it was 64 miles. It was a little different week for me. I usually take one day off a week but last week was things got moved around and I ended up taking Thursday off. I decided to run Sunday and just keep going until this Sunday as long as nothing was bothering me. I have also taken out my speed workout for some stamina workouts. This along with a faster paced long run was challenging for me so we will see how next week goes.I hope so :)!
The rest of this week consisted of the first week of school. I home school our two girls ages 9 and 11. While it has its challenges, it is also very rewarding and fun. I kinda get excited about the beginning of the school year. I love all the fun back to school supplies and the routine of it. I am getting used to earlier morning runs and it feels good getting them done early. I usually will go early until after my marathon and then as it gets dark and colder I start going in the afternoon. I am just not a fan of the cold, dark mornings.
Here is some of our back to school week!
Ready to get started!
We went to the track for a gym class and some volleyball conditioning!!!
Apple banana bread 🙂 YUM
Happy Friday to all!!!!!
What is your highest mileage week?
Anyone else back to school?