Week 11 of Glass City marathon training is done! We only have 5 more weeks of training left. That sure doesn’t seem like much! I ran 46 miles this week, along with some biking. My week started out rough and painful, and ended very nicely.
Sun – Just wanted to circle back to last Sunday because we actually got to go on our first mountain bike ride of the season. The trails were in great condition. Up until now I would never have realized that riding bikes on wet trails actually ruins them (leaves ruts). I feel like a more educated cyclist now! 🙂
Mon – 1.5 miles walking, treadmill. Oh man, my legs were still in really bad shape from Saturday’s race. I was in pain going up and down stairs. I thought I might try some easy miles on the treadmill, but after just a minute of that, I shut it down and just walked instead. Yikes. After that I did a 15 min stretching video with my son which made me look like the most inflexible person on earth. I just wasn’t feeling it, so no photo today. A blah day.
Tues – 9 miles. Our track night is now going to be on Thursday, so I made arrangements to get this run done in the morning, outside. This meant going in to work 2 hours late, but luckily my boss is a runner and he understands! It was a gloomy day, but luckily no wind so all was well. I wasn’t sure how my legs would be feeling, but it was decent enough to get in a mostly progressive run instead of pace miles. A job well done deserved a stop at Starbucks! [Stars update: balance is 5,275 stars left… equal to 35 free drinks!]
Weds – 6 miles, treadmill. I had to be at work early for a meeting, so I opted to get this one done before work because I had special plans after work. Partying on St. Patrick’s day with my first COVID shot! Wooooohooooo! I got the Pfizer shot and besides the sore arm, I also was super tired a few hours after my shot. My husband had a sore arm also, but wasn’t tired. We went to a mass vaccination site and the efficiency of this place was amazing. Everyone was not only speedy but also friendly and helpful. They told us they were doing 4,600 shots that day. Wow!
Thurs – 5 miles. It was our first night of outdoor track… and the weather sucked! It had been super windy and rainy all day. With all of the water on the track during the day, our track night was cancelled. No worries, I didn’t want to run in that ugly stuff! So I ran on my treadmill instead. 6 x 800m with 1 min rest.
Fri – 6.2 miles. I was feeling a bit of soreness from last night’s speedwork. But overall this was an OK run and I enjoyed the early morning sun!
Sat – 18.2 miles, long run! This run actually went by fast, despite it being 3 hours of running. I’ve reached the point in my training when I think running 18 miles is no big deal. Who am I? LOL!
It was a bit of a comical run because although I had the route on my watch, I wasn’t the one who created the route and I kept taking wrong turns. The first 10 miles with the half marathon group was pretty close to our 10:15 goal pace overall. My husband even stopped along our route to give us cheers and take a picture 🙂
For the last 8 miles I ended up running with one guy and we just talked and didn’t pay attention to our pace. I’m fine with that as long as it’s comfortable, conversational pace! Near the end of the run we picked up the pace even more because he needed to be somewhere, and I ran mile 18 solo. A strong finish!
We enjoyed tacos and Mexican food to celebrate our long run accomplishments.
Sun – Rest day (from running…). We will be going back to Ray’s MTB (Indoor Mountain Bike park)! Here’s a link from the last time we went there.
In case you missed it, here’s a race recap from the Shamrockin’ Mayhem last weekend. 3rd in my age group. Woot!! 🙂
Q: Do you ever use the course navigation feature on your Garmn watch (if you have it)?
I still have a lot to learn about using it. I need more practice!
Q: Are the COVID vaccines being offered to more age groups in your area?
They just opened ours up to everyone over 16 years old! We are waiting to track down a Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) shot for my daughter. She does not do well with shots!!