Monday, November 17th: Rest day
Tuesday, November 18th: 4.25 miles running (10:36 pace on treadmill)
Wednesday, November 19th: Rest Day
Thursday, November 20th: 4.29 miles running (10:29 pace on treadmill)
Friday, November 21st: Rest Day
Saturday, November 22nd: Rest Day
Sunday, November 23rd: 7 miles running (11:03 pace OUTSIDE)
Calm week for Dopey training and I was super happy that Sunday provided great temperatures to run outside! It was 50 degrees and overcast on Sunday—so I knew that it would be the perfect running weather. The forecast called for rain all day, but I was luckily able to get in the run with no trouble. I didn’t run particularly well, but I’m ok with that. I finished the run and the time isn’t that horrible.
On Sunday, I was able to use my new toy—Garmin 220!! I usually always use my Nike+ app for all of my runs but I remember when Lauren was training for her first marathon, she had to get a watch because her phone could not make it after 17 miles or so. I knew that dropping the money would be necessary in a matter of time when I signed up for the Dopey Challenge. I actually got the watch a few weeks ago in preparation for my 20 mile run. Unfortunately, since we had gotten snow here, I had to take my run inside to the treadmill, and the Garmin does not work on the treadmill. And since my weekday runs are strictly treadmill only (I do not have time to run before work and I’m not running in the dark), I was itching at the bit to use my Garmin on Sunday. Normally I would not worry about my Nike+ app failing on me, but it was kind of nice not to even worry about it as I was running and just focus on my music and my new watch. Afterwards, I was manually able to put in my miles and time into my Nike+ app, so I can still compare myself to Lauren (I’ll never reach her miles!) and my other friends.
This week is another crazy Dopey training week. It’s also a crazy week in general. I have to work Monday and Tuesday and then I don’t have to go back to work until Monday of the next week. I’ll be going back to my hometown for Thanksgiving, so I’m hoping the weather keeps calm so I can get my walks and runs in outside. This week calls for a mini Dopey simulation. Since Lauren is doing her long run on Saturday, I think I’m going to do the same thing as well—especially since I have my 10 year high school reunion on Saturday evening at a bar. The training program calls for 23 miles as my long run, but in order to preserve myself, I think I’m just going to do 20 miles. There is no need to do 23 and 26 miles—especially if I can get the miles in the required time.
Happy running 🙂