Two crazy weeks

These past two weeks have been crazy. The week leading up to Kona was my birthday week and I was so busy, then I was in Hawaii, where I got in a little bit of mileage and last week, I was just tired and out of sorts so I didn’t do a ton of running, but I DID to my 20 miler, which was hanging over my head all week long and man, I’m glad I got it done. It was slow. It was painful, but it was finally done!

In the past two weeks, my mileage totaled up to 50 miles, which is lower than I was running weekly, but I will take it, and I’m glad I got in my 20 miler even though I didn’t want to. I also was going to run it with Mary Kate, but I knew I mentally needed to do it alone to boost my confidence a little bit, which kind of stunk, but it did help. I tried to focus and just finish it.

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Later at practice that day the team did Ice Baths, so I partook since my legs were so shot. It helped a ton but my knees have still been having a few issues. I have been icing them extra throughout the week and after running to make sure they make it to race day and beyond! Eek.

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But, on the upside, my shorter runs have been getting much faster and my legs are feeling a little better when I don’t go far, which is really awesome. I have been doing faster workouts with the team and it seems to really be helping, which is motivating. I am running a pretty consistent harder pace on shorter runs which makes me feel really good. If only I could run far and fast ;)

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This week should be a much higher mileage week now that I’m back on schedule and not so tired from traveling. I will pretty much be training through Santa Clarita for my goal race, Tuscon in December. I’m getting excited though, and can’t wait for race day to be here! I haven’t run a marathon in so long and it will be fun. I hope.

xoxo

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One Response to Two crazy weeks

  1. Maria says:

    Awesome job! It’s such a relief to get to that 20 miler over and done with in training! Good luck with your upcoming races :-)

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