Everyone who runs knows that running has its ups and down…kinda like life :). There are “on” days and there are “off” days. There are days where your run feels effortless and amazing, and days when your legs feel like a million pounds and to even get out the door is a struggle.
Let me just say this…if you are struggling through some hard days right now, keep at it! Remember that these hard days will lead to amazing days! Unfortunately, the hard days are just part of it.
This week has definitely been an up week for me! I did 2 stress runs and a long run and hot good times for all of them. Here is what my workouts were this week:
Monday: Progression tempo run- 8:03, 7:46, 7:38, 7:36, 7:36, 7:28, 7:17, 7:07
Tuesday: easy 8 miles
Wednesday: 3 x 2 mile repeats om the road with 1 mile warm-up and 2 mile cool down (6:32, 6:40, 6:38, 6:34, 6:27, 6:31)
Thursday: easy 8 miles
Friday: long run 14 miles 7:50 pace
Saturday: easy 8 miles
56 miles this week. I have just under 8 weeks till Richmond and I am doing a 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks!
In other exciting news….my favorite runner is back at it!!!
The Kara Goucher comeback!!!!
Amazing! First race back and she flew!!!!! 71:39 for the Rock N Roll Philly 1/2…just amazing! (yes, I am a fan girl :))
Then there is Deena who broke the female masters record in 1:09:35…another amazing race!
And…Molly Huddle had an incredible 5k (15:10), followed by Jodan Hasay in my hometown of Providence, RI!
In other exciting news…..I found this at my grocery store and I was SO excited! I have been waiting to try this and I LOVE it!
…and we met a bunch of friends at the park (boys vs. girls and the girls won) Sat for a family fun game softball and picnic dinners :).
Other than that not much new. I need to get out my fall “stuff” this week!!! I wanted to do it this weekend, but no time!
How is your running going…up or down?
Ever tried Stonyfield’s Petite Creme? ….you must and they are not giving me anything to say so!
Do you have fall decorations up yet?