Monday, April 6th: 4.31 miles running OUTSIDE (10:26 pace)
Tuesday, April 7th: Rest Day
Wednesday, April 8th: 4.22 miles treadmill running (10:40 pace)
Thursday, April 9th: Rest Day
Friday, April 10th: Rest Day
Saturday, April 11th: 10 miles walk/run outside (12:58 pace)
Sunday, April 12th: 20 mile run outside (11:37 pace)
And with that, my long runs for the Flying Pig Marathon are over! The next two weeks seem like nothing compared to all the work I have been having to do!
The weather here has been absolutely great! I only had to do my Wednesday run on the treadmill because I had to work a little later than usual.
The weekend running was absolutely hectic! I had to help out at a special event at work on Saturday, so I got up early to do the 10 miles before work. I’m sure glad I did because I was on my feet for the entire day!! Normally during special events, I’m running around, but at this event since it wasn’t my own, I was working a concession stand the whole time (popcorn, cotton candy.. you know the good stuff!). Needless to say, I was a little nervous about my big final training run on Sunday.
My two other twenty milers have not gone according to plan. The first one was 7 outside and 13 on the treadmill where I practically gave up after every mile on the treadmill. The second one was two weeks ago but I had to work so I had to split it up in two ten milers about 4 hours apart from one another. I really needed this one to go well.
My hips had a different story… they were not happy after 10 miles on Saturday and the 8 hours on my feet afterwards. Since I knew it was going to be tough work, I only had 1 goal in mind… just break 4 hours for the 20 miler. If I had to walk a little bit more often, then so be it. In the end, I did end up walking a little more than I would have liked but I finished and in my goal time, so that’s all that matters! The weather was absolutely perfect… I even got a sunburn… yikes! Time to start putting on the sunscreen again!!
I’m very excited about the taper! I’m ready for it!! This weekend will be just a quick 6 mile run and then the following weekend is the Illini running weekend… where I will be encouraging my two friends in their first ever races!!
Enjoy the week ahead!