It would be helpful to include one major piece of information on why I am doing all of this: I want to run a trail marathon in November. Yes, I want to, but I'm not fully committed to it yet. I hope to use the training and 30K as a solid base to be able to pull this off, but I'm honestly not super excited about it. I want to do it but I'm not like "rah! rah! let's do this marathon!!!!" More like, "yeah, I could do that, which is super cool, so I should."
Since I was racking up runs this week that were mostly "eh" I thought I might be burned out. I might be done training for this cycle and it was time to back off. As I dragged myself around getting ready for Sunday's long run when I would have rather been in bed, I told myself, if this run sucks, bail on the marathon idea.
Well, lo and behold, the long run was fantastic. Every single footstep felt amazing. I loved the entire thing. I am still not 100% behind the marathon, but am much more positive about it now than I was last week.
Total Miles Run: 22.6 (maybe. my Garmin hasn't been great at accurately determining mileage lately)
Tuesday: 4 Miles Run and Strength
The strength workout I did with my friend at her new gym and it killed my legs and glutes! It was incredible how sore I was the next day. For the run, I ran back and forth to my chiropractic appointment. Uphill there, downhill home!
Wednesday: 3 Miles Run
Around the 'hood.
Thursday: Strength (sort of)
Didn't have the time/energy for a proper strength workout so I sort of half-assed it.
Friday: 5.6 Miles Run and Yoga
Two loops at Discovery Park. First loop I went too fast and felt crummy on the second.
Sunday: 10 (likely closer to 11) Miles Run
I met a friend and two of her friends for a run in Carkeek Park. It was a gorgeous system of trails, lots of up and down and up and down and then getting over downed branches and trees from the wind storm the night before. We kept the pace extremely slow, which was alright by me. The run felt great.
****Friday is the last day to enter my contest to win an entry to any U.S. Spartan Race!****