I hope everyone is kicking ass out there or if you're like me, cutting back on the sulking from a bad race. Haha.
I just wanted to give a quick update on my training. After my horrible Half Marathon last weekend I decided it was best to X it out of my mind and move forward. Onward! So back to work. I did 100 miles last week. My 2 workouts were perfect! I was/am so happy. I really needed to not feel like a piece of worthless overtrained crap. So that picked up my spirits.
My tempo was 6 miles inside of 15. The 6 were done at 6:09 pace. Insert happy face!
Then my long run was 19 miles on hills. I had to start in the dark on back country roads solo. To a 100 pound girl who watches Mystery Detectives obsessively THAT run started out scary!
My splits were:
Avg 7 flat. 50 degrees, 100% humidity, no water, 1 gel. I didn't have any instructions on this run. I figured if I behaved long enough I could drop the hammer towards the end. I was stoked to have expended minimal effort. Even running the last mile fast was easy. As my friend Ice Cube says: It Was A Good Day!!
|Post long run and couldn't figure out a pose…lol|
This week I am peaking out my mileage at 105. I'll probably just add a double. My long run is 22 miles. This will be my highest mileage week EVA! Hell, why not? I've worked hard to get here! I've done 2 months at 95 and 2 100 mile weeks. I don't know if it's coincidence or what but the 2 100's had the fastest tempo's and best long runs. Hopefully this will tire me out so taper isn't such a struggle. Let's not go there yet!
Well, that was a total brag fest. I'm sorry. lol! T-29 days!!!
Party on guys!