Time just seems to be flying with training. This week was better than last week. The only issue was a lingering full-torso rash that wouldn’t go away. Running and sweating and clothes rubbing were an obnoxious combination. Hopefully that wasn’t too much information for some of you.
But, I got all my runs in and felt pretty good about them. Although I’m sure I’m pushing myself hard enough on my tempo runs. I might up the challenge a little bit this week. I did complete about 20.5 miles this week, which is just way cool in my book.
My long run today was supposed to be 8 miles. Nike+ logged it as such, but I think it might have been a little shorter than 8. I made up for it though. Today I ran outside. On a trail. With rocks. And steep hills. And oh.my. it was hard. But it was hard in a good way. I’m a little sore now sitting here this evening, but it felt so good to challenge myself. My average pace for this run was over 10:30 minutes miles. The pace I have been able to easily keep on the treadmill and even outside on the city streets is 8:30. I completed this run in 1:27:05 by the time I shut off the iPod. I’d like to do more trail runs, but I’m not sure if I should with this training or not. It is definitely harder on my body and joints, and I don’t want to injure myself. So I will probably stick with the streets, at least for another couple of weeks.
T took this picture of me today after we got home from my run.
I am updating my thank-you note up at the top. (I know I said I’d do it last week and I didn’t. I suck.) Next week I’m slate for 1 mile less than this week. So pretty much it stays the same.
I have to give a great big shout out to Christie O. who is on Team Shrinking Jeans with me. Today she ran/walked 26 miles on a treadmill in a mall as a big part of her fundraising efforts for Team in Training. I could not be more proud of her. She raised $1435 today. Just today. I’m sure she is going to enjoy a nice, not moving, kind of Sunday tomorrow. And she deserves it. I am proud and honored that she is on of my “sisters” and on my team.