Run. Work. Run. Repeat.

September 1, 2012

Random thoughts:

– This is literally how my day goes: wake up, run, go to work, run, sleep. Repeat. Oh, and lots of eating in between. I have seriously been a bottomless pit all week. It is as if last week’s 95 miles are finally catching up with me.

– The best part of my new job: the office is legitimately warm! I don’t have to wear 2+ layers in order to stay warm. Of course everyone else complains how hot it is, but I love it!

– I had a nightmare the other night. . . about teaching! Not good.

– It is turning to fall already. People are starting to wear their UGGs, the mornings are crisp, and the leaves are starting to fall.

– I swear the feather pillow I stole from my husband is giving me the best sleep of my life. Although my internal alarm clock still went off at 4:52 a.m. this morning.

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I ended up choosing not to 100 miles this last week. Instead I used it to recover before hitting it hard for the last two weeks of training for the marathon (Twin Cities) before I start to taper. How did this happen?!

I ended up running 70 miles, which felt like a walk in the park to me. I realize this is still a lot of miles for most people (and even I still think this is a fairly hefty undertaking), but it is relative—always relative.

Here is a recap on my training for the week:

Monday

45 minutes of weight lifting

8 miles/1:02 (fartlek workout)

Tuesday

9 miles/1:12

5 miles/39:00

Wednesday

10 miles/1:22

45 minutes of weight lifting

Thursday

8 miles/1:04 –> track workout: 12 x 400 meters (my times were between 1:36 – 1:39 for each 400)

5 miles/39:00

Friday

9 miles/1:15

30 minutes of weight lifting (just my upper body)

Saturday

16 miles/2:11

Sunday

OFF

Total: 70 miles

Overall, the week went well. My times were fast, but I felt good and it was a good to cut-back a bit before I go at it again next week.

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I know I’ve been running a lot more this year than I have in the past, but I took a look at my running log from last year just to compare.

In 2011, I ran a total of 1790 miles.

As of today, I have ran 1793 miles so far this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been wanting to hit 2000 miles in one year, and it looks like I shouldn’t have any problem doing that. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m taking tomorrow (Sunday) off from running in order to feel extra rested before I start hitting it hard for the next two weeks.

100 miles here I come!!! Eek! I’m excited!

5 Comments
    1. wow!!! Crazy! You are so inspiring! I’m jealous that it’s feeling like fall there!

      I’m curious-do you run before or after work?

      1. Both. Right now when I’m doing high mileage (70-100 miles/week), I run before and after work in order to get all my miles in. I always run before work and then after work I either do another run or go to the gym and lift weights.

    1. Only 70 miles?? Gosh, you’re lazy. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I don’t think I’ve run 70 miles this whole YEAR! But, on the other hand, I’ve probably biked about 2,000….
      Ugh- nightmares about teaching! No thanks!!

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