On My Way to 80 Miles

August 2, 2012

I’m over half-way through my 80-mile week and things are going very well!

46 miles done. . . . .34 more to go!

An update on my training. . . . .

Wednesday AM

Distance: 11 miles

Time 1:26

Average pace: 7:49 minutes/mile

Workout: 8 miles at marathon pace

Splits: 7:42, 7:41, 7:50, 7:42, 7:23, 7:33, 7:37, 7:37

I felt really good throughout this entire workout. I was surprised at how “easy” (relatively speaking) the pace was to maintain. Next time I’m going to push myself and try to stay closer to 7:30 consistently—and hopefully under.

Wednesday PM

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 31:50

Average pace: 7:57 minutes/mile

All afternoon I was looking forward to this run but when it came time to actually change into my running clothes, the wind started to pick up (which often happens in the late afternoon/early evening), and it was cloudy and stormy-looking outside. Plus I was warm and it looked cold outside, so I had no desire to go, but I told myself I’d be warm after a few minutes. And within 3 minutes of running, I was on ‘cloud nine’ and feeling fine. (Sorry, the rhyme just kind of came out.)


Distance: 9 miles

Time: 1:16

Average pace: 8:32 minutes/mile

Wow, was this a slow run for me. I guess my legs were a little tired from yesterday. But all was good. I just took it easy and enjoyed the more relaxed pace.

Running in the rain is getting kind of old. It was raining on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. . . . .but it is still better than snow!!

Dew on my legs after my run.

And tangled hair at the end of my run.

I’m running a 10K on Saturday, so I’m going to taper tomorrow and only run 7 miles. Ha! I’m really hoping to PR on Saturday. Right now my 10K PR is 45:03, which is a 7:15 pace. But I was able to run my last half-marathon with an average pace of 7:00, so I think I should be able to do that for 6.2 miles!

    1. Good luck for your race this weekend and I hope you PB!
      I prefer rain to our humid summer weather, I find that really hard to run in!

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