I'm super excited that the weeks are just flying by! Only 12 days of work left before vacation! :) Our costumes for the 10k are pretty much done, I just need to add a couple finishing touches. This weekend, I watched a few recaps on youtube of other peoples' half experiences (yes, I'm a dork) and saw two very familiar people- me and my husband! Lol.
We're at 14:36 running from right to left. Hubby is wearing the navy blue DL half shirt and I'm wearing a bright blue shirt (you can see my braid flopping around).
Wed: 2 miles
Fri: 1.2 miles
Sun: 13.1 miles in 2:12-ish...
(daily: push ups and sit ups)
I decided to take it easy during the week. My knee has been bothering me for a couple weeks now, but it hasn't been anything major. I know it's just from running too much. I also knew I had my longest training run on Sunday, so I wanted to save my knee for the 13.1 miles. Turns out that was a good plan! We ran later in the morning (8am) in hopes that we'd get in some heat training, but it was overcast and foggy the entire time. Perfect running weather! But bad for training for Disneyland... Oh well...
A local triathlon was taking place and it was fun to see all the runners. There's something to be said about the mob mentality that comes from being with other runners. It's like the adrenaline is contagious! Even though they were booking it down the path. Haha. I started to get tired around mile 9 and my pace slowed until about mile 12 when Dearest kept telling me we'd make it in under 2:15 if I just kept running. We had to run past the car twice in that last half mile- oh the humanity! I ran until my phone said 13.2 miles, since I've had instances when I didn't run quite far enough to get the last tenth of a mile to register. Not that it mattered, since this is what I saw when I pulled up my run...
WTH Strava?!!! My best half time and it doesn't even show up???? :(
My body definitely felt the 13 miles.
My feet and toes hurt (do your toes ever hurt?) and I started to chafe (something new), but I'm pretty sure that was due to my poor running form at the end. Good news is my knee seems to be okay! Here's to hoping I can maintain this pace and stay injury free until the Disneyland half.
How was your week? Has your Garmin/running app, etc ever not recorded your run?