What a week! My goal on the outset of the week was to get in at least 45 miles. I needed a high mileage week for my marathon training. I know this may not sound like a lot to seasoned runners who crank out 60+ miles like it’s nothing but I am trying hard not to get caught up comparing myself to others. I would love to be at that running stage of life right now but I’m not and that’s ok. Two-a-days would definitely get me there but my body is not quite ready for that much running yet.
|Ashton usually wants to nurse as soon as I get home from running. Then he’s ready for a morning nap.|
It’s taken me what feels like FOREVER to even build up to my 45 miles. I also ran 4 days in a row this week which is another first since the stress fracture. I am finally getting to the place where I rarely feel it. The pelvic bone affects everything which is why it’s been such a long healing process. It is almost fully healed and I am thankful for that.
Houston Marathon Training Week 11
Mon- 8 miles (7:40 avg.)
Tue- 10 miles (9 mile tempo @ 7:10 avg.)
Wed- 4 mile recovery (8:49 avg.)
Thur- 15 mile long run (8:25 avg.)
Sat- 8 miles (Yasso 800’s at track- 3:16, 3:17, 3:13, 3:14, 3:11, 3:13, 3:13, 3:08)
Total: 45 miles
Next week will be light… After 3 weeks in a row of 40+ miles I am ready for a rest. One week from now is St. Judes Half and I am starting to get excited!! Sub 1:34 here I come!
And now for a few highlights from the week… It was wonderful having John home and we did lots of baking and Christmas decorating. I love this time of year!! Summer is still my favorite of all but the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are pure magic.
|My chocolate trifle|
|Baking with my girls|
|Hangin with the boys|
|10 months old now!|