As this post gets published, there are only 2 weeks until the Glass City half marathon. Yep… 14 days!!!! OMG! How did we get here already? I had a fun week which had some running, and a famous running person. YES I DID MEET DES LINDEN! Ok, I was really excited about that event. I also toured OSU – go Buckeyes! This week I ran 30 miles and am now heading into the taper for the race. It feels odd since I’ve run 18 and 20 mile long runs already this cycle (started training for the full), yet with the low mileage weeks I had recently, I feel a bit undertrained for the half marathon! Undertrained is the best I’m going to get now, so trust the process, right?
Mon – 5 miles, treadmill. I didn’t even have anything written on my plan for today, since I just wiped out the full marathon plan and added in the half marathon miles – and apparently forgot to write today down. Oops. 5 miles seems like a perfect way to start my week!
Tues – 5.5 miles. I got to run outside and see the sunrise! It’s a great day whenever that happens. It seems to be those weird days again when I can’t figure out what to wear. 48 degrees, feel like 44. Two long sleeve shirts were just uncalled for, and I got to do a strip show mid run! My plan involved speedwork. I’m definitely not up for doing any speedwork, but I thought I would at least think about being a little speedier than slower. Oh boy, my “fast” speed was about 90 seconds slower than my healthier paces are. Oooof! At least it wasn’t more than just “annoying” instead of painful.
Today was a PT visit. Not a whole lot of change in my plan. I got some adjustments because my legs/hips are always out of whack. I would not be surprised if a Dr said I had a leg length discrepancy (and maybe I’ve had that discussion already, I can’t remember!). Anyhow, things seem to be progressing in a positive way. My PT said to just focus on the slow endurance stuff and things should be good (translation: “I know you are bummed because you can only run slow. This too will pass. Be patient my friend!”)
Weds – Rest day!
Thurs – 7 miles. My PT suggested I raise my cadence from my regular 171-173 to 176. I set my watch to show only cadence. I did feel my glutes working a little more from a shorter stride (or maybe it was just my imagination?) Overall my pace was a bit faster too. I was happy with this run! [note how I am not even patient from being told this just two days ago from my PT? haha!!]
We took a trip to The Ohio State University to learn about the Engineering program they offer. OSU is a few hours away from our house, which is ideal for driving my EV! The final decision hasn’t been made yet by my son, but we are getting super close.
Thursday night fun – book event with Des Linden! Des was in town promoting her new book, Choosing to Run. Our local running shop, Dave’s Running, helped organize the event and about 300 people came out to hear her talk. It was a Q & A format and there were a lot of good questions, answers, and stories. Des is so friendly – and petite! Afterwards I went out for a drink with my friend. I haven’t been able to run with her all training cycle so it was fun to catch up with her.
Fri – 3 mile run. I probably should have taken a rest day as I was a little sore, but opted for some sunshine and a run instead. I did get a good picture today though 😉
Sat – 10 miles, long run! I got to run with my husband! (seems like this has been on trend on the blogs lately, no? ) We ran part of the Glass City Marathon course – the hilly parts! Phew, I was spent by 9.5 miles! My angry glutes were complaining a bit for the first 4 miles, but it was a beautiful sunny day and it was really nice to enjoy the course with my husband.
Sun – Rest day, Happy Easter! We had an egg hunt, enjoyed dinner with my parents, and got outside to enjoy the beautiful weather! The kids rode skateboards while we took a walk.
The temps will be hitting near 80 degrees in the upcoming week. I hope to get out biking at least once, and hopefully there will be some nice running temps in the morning hours too.
For those who celebrate, I hope you had a really nice Easter.
Q: Did anyone color Easter eggs this year??
We didn’t 😂
I did get the audiobook version of Choosing to Run. So far it’s been good!! It is read by Des, which is… a bit interesting. I recommend the book!