Week In Review
M - Rest
T - 4 miles (treadmill)
W - walk
Th - 2.75 miles (treadmill)
F - walk
S - Long Run 6 miles (sort of)
S - 3 miles (treadmill)
This was a baaaaaad week in running. Lame.
First, my during-the-week 4-miler on Thursday was cut short because Someone Who Won't Be Named took a super short nap.
Then Saturday was just rough - that's all that can be said about it. I coerced my friend Emily into running with me. And while it was great to have company, I think it ultimately didn't help my run. 1) It was hot out - hotter than it has been in a few weeks. 2) We were doing a lot of chatting, which is great, but I'm not sure my endurance is ready yet to talk the whole time on a 6-mile run. In fact, I'd say my endurance might be more at the point of "breath so heavily I might die until I can finally get to the end of the run." 3) Pacing was tricky with another person in tow. Basically, when I start a long run, I want to be running an 11-minute+ pace (which will hopefully get faster & faster with each mile [negative splits], ideally ending around a 10:30). Well, 11+ is slow. And it's really hard even when it's just me to actually start out so slow because in the beginning of a run, you feel good. In fact, I usually just stare at the Garmin to get my pace right. With the two of us - feeling good in the beginning and excited to chat - we were faster than we should've been. And so by the time we got to mile 3, I was feeling rough. So we walked a lot.
I did 3 miles on Sunday instead of 2 to try to make up a little from the day before.
I don't want to be upset about Saturday, but I'm lying if I say I'm not SUPER scared for this coming long run. 7 is a big number, especially when you haven't officially tackled 6. We shall see. The weather report looks promising (ie, a little cooler), so hopefully if I go in really slow in the beginning, I can hold out until the end.
The best Podcasts I listened to this week: "Mother's Milk" (it is some crazy stuff!) and "Recommended Reading" from Stuff to Blow Your Mind (I got some good book recs).