Week 4. My highest mileage week ever. My first week of school (in over ten years). Week 4 was huge.
Easy. Relaxing. Hanging with my kids. 6 miles before the freeze.
Crazy. Successful. A tempo run. Two a day. Classes from 11-2.
The Tempo. 3 mile warm up. 5 mile cutdown from 7:05/mile-6:40/mile (felt surprisingly easy). 3 mile cool down. A perfect way to start the day.
Walking around campus with my book filled backpack trying to remember where my classes were located was an additional challenge. Added weight training I suppose.
I completed my second run in the evening at LA Fitness. 4 miles easy.
8 miles and 5 hours of classes
12 miles and 3 hours of classes
I ran inside and outside for my 12 mile morning run. After 5 miles, my hands couldn’t take the 20 degree temps, so I looped back to LA Fitness, ran 4 miles on the treadmill, and ran 3 miles back home.
9 mile hill workout. The neighborhood I run hills in is very dark in the morning, so I decided to run after my 8-10 class.
Hills. I had zero desire to run hills. (“Turn on auto and Go!”). This was one of those times that I had to remind myself that I wanted this. That I was working towards something. To put one foot in front of the other and just go.
I completed my 9 mile hill workout at Prairie Creek. Not super fast. Not feeling super strong. But I got it done. 3 mile warm up. 10 x 1 min uphill (at a good pace, not all out), jog down. 3 mile cool down.
My evening run on Friday felt much better. 4 miles easy at LA Fitness.
8 miles easy.
Long Run. 24 Miles. Enough said!
Total Mileage – 88 (new personal record)
I bought another pair of Vibram Five Finger KSO Evos. This time from Amazon. They had black or hot pink. The black ones were $80+ and the hot pink…. those were $34.
On my long run today, I used Tailwind for hydration at mile 6 and mile 12. On this crazy humid day, I could have used more, but I ran out after mile 12. Practice. Practice. Practice.
The Hot Chocolate 15k in two weeks on February 3.
The Cowtown Marathon on February 25.
Coming up this week…
A tempo run, 200s, a 20 miler, and 18 hours of classes.
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