Seven weeks are finished and I am still standing! In fact I am feeling pretty strong. My hip and foot felt really great this week. They are both still bothersome, but I am doing something right in treating them. They both seem to be better!!! I PRAY this continues!!!!
I ran 48.4 miles, which is my highest mileage week since training began in November. It is also the highest number of miles I have ever run in one week!
I ran 4.4 extra miles than the plan outlined and I know that is a risk. I felt good and really took it easy on my runs so hopefully it won't be a problem in future weeks!
I was a bad plan follower this week. Our unexpected (to me) trip to South Texas messed up my schedule. I ran on Monday and then had off the next two days. On Thursday I ran 13 miles to make up for missing Wednesday. That meant my run consisted of a 9 miler and a 4 mile speed work run...yikes. I did it and was pleased with my mental toughness. Friday I ran 9 miles again...slowly. Saturday I ran 16.4 miles. My legs were dead tired, but recovered quickly thanks to lovely inventions like compressions socks and shorts. I "heart" them very much! Sunday to ring in the New Year I ran 4.2 miles. That is way too many miles in four days...definitely not smart! Still, lots of fun for me!!!
This week I need to work on my hitting my paces. I have not done a very good job of running 8:11 miles. I run them too fast.
Bring it week 8....half way week!