Friday, March 20, 2015

I Don't Know About You, but I'm Feeling 22

Saturday morning will bring with it the third longest run of this training cycle: 22 miles. I will hopefully not have the Taylor Swift song "22" stuck in my head the whole time.

I feel like I should be worried about this run, but I'm actually not. Mostly I am just super excited, it has all of the makings for a really fun long run-- partly with a good buddy, partly on my own, a little bit on the trails, and lots and lots of exploring areas of the city I have never run through before! Will post the route after I run it, with, of course, many comments on how my route planning skills worked out, haha. Sometimes things seem great on a map and not quite so great while traversing it in real life. 

As I type it is Friday night and there are four girls on a sleepover running and screaming through the house on the floor above me. The two that belong to me promised to be quiet after my bed time, we shall see how that works out. 

We will all be fueling tonight with pizza and ice cream. Plus chips and candy for the girls. It is a sleepover after all! I let my girls spend their allowance on snacks. That won't backfire, right?

It is supposed to be raining on Saturday's run, which is annoying, but not the end of the world. Nothing will beat last weekend's run. That was slogged through in record setting rain. After a while it turned in to a total joke. I was out on Cougar Mountain with few other insane brave runners and it felt like every other step was through a puddle. It was probably the slowest run I have ever done. Barely even fast enough to qualify as a run. Just over 9 miles in just under 3 hours. In my defense, I can be a bit speedier, clocking 8 miles in 1:40 this week. That is actually kind of blazing fast for me on the trails! 

Was so soaked under this coat, it was incredible.

Assuming all goes well on Saturday, and it will, it will cap off a week of nailing every single workout I had scheduled. It's been a while since that happened so it feels good to know I can pull it off. I even managed to push hard enough on my strength workout on Wednesday that I am still sore on Friday. Hooray for not wimping out!

See you on the flip side.

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