I finally did it. I hit 50 miles last week. Want to know the best part? I.feel.good. Like crazy good.
Knocking on wood now.
Here is the recap of Chicago training week 8:
Monday: Run rest/Strength Training
Tuesday: 8 miles (included 3×1600 repeats)
Wednesday: 5 easy
Thursday: 9 tempo
Friday: 5 easy
Saturday: 18.11 LSD
Sunday: 5 recovery
During the next few weeks I will continue to increase my miles while running smart. You all know I have battled with some seriously lame PF issues. It took me FO-EVA to figure out the root of the cause. Now that I know how to keep that bad boy at bay I just need to pray things keep going in the right direction. Injury free on race day. What a beautiful thought.
I’ve said it before and now I am going to say it again: this is the most legit marathon training I have ever done. It is no joke yet I am feeling pretty gosh darn good. I am sure I will be singing a different tune during an upcoming recovery week. It is so weird that I look forward to those weeks yet they are when I feel the worst. Weird.
Speaking of weird this is the last week in our house.
“Moving” day is finally here.
I know my family thinks I am crazy but this is a bitter sweet move. I love our little place. It is the first house we bought and it’s central to all things that I have deemed awesome (beach, restaurants, shopping, parks, etc). Both of the kids came home from the hospital to this house. It’s just filled with a lot of good memories. Sigh. One of my neighbors already promised to keep an eye on the place to make sure our renters aren’t trashing it. We have a property manager who will handle everything for us but I know I will still have a little worry in the back of my mind.
So now we just need to finish packing the little things and into the beach burbs we go. I bet this girl can’t wait for me to show up on her door step, running shoes in hand 🙂