Indy Monumental: Week 10, Day 1 - 3 x 1600 (6:05 goal)
2 mile warm - 9:24 pace
- Mile - 6:03
- Mile - 6:05
- Mile - 6:08
Cool - 8:58
Average 1600 pace - 6:05
Total - 7.11 miles
I missed the third target, but my legs are trashed. Absolutely trashed.
Rest day tomorrow.
Hope everyone is enjoying Labor Day!
Indy Monumental: Week 9, Day 7 - Easy 6 - 6.01 miles in 48:37 (8:05 pace)
Nice and easy recovery run after the crapfest that was yesterday’s long run. I miraculously ended my run right next to the donut shop. In an even bigger coincidence, I actually had my debit card with me. Crazy how things like that work out. Okay, it wasn’t a coincidence at all. I planned my entire run around those beautiful donuts.
This was my highest mileage month ever with 235.70 miles. I can definitely feel it.
I’ll not go into nutrition or lifting goals considering I just posted a pic of a half dozen glorious baked goods.
Indy Monumental: Week 9, Day 6 - Long 15 (7:20 - 7:30 pace) - .5 warm, 15 miles (7:29 pace), .5 cool
This was probably the worst long run I have ever had. The stats look great, but I stopped my watch at least 20 times between pep talks, water bottle refills and all the Chicago crosswalks.
You would think that I would be a bit smarter about training by this point, but apparently that’s not the case. My hydration level was shitty before I even started the run. On top of that, I took off way too fast. I could blame my Garmin for jumping all over the place, but I should be able to run by feel at this point.
I had to stop after mile 6. I took a Gu, filled my water bottle and debated with myself over calling it quits. I decided to keep going, but slow my pace a bit. I stopped probably 3 or 4 times to fill my water bottle and make sure all my limbs were still intact.
Anyway, once I got off the path and headed for Amy’s apartment I picked up the pace out of pure survival mode. It also helped that I had to stop at every single crosswalk, so I was able catch my breath quite a bit.
Long story short, I felt awful for about 2 hours this morning, cheated on my pacing by stopping my watch a lot and ran 16 miles total.
Couch, football, Amy and the cute little puppy the rest of the day.
Indy Monumental: Week 9, Day 5 - Easy 7 miles - 7.02 miles in 56:41 (8:05 pace)
Maiden voyage for the shoes. So far, so good.
Just a day of work separates me from irlamy and a long weekend in Chicago.
My new best friends. #Brooks #Ravenna5 #RunHappy #BeMonumental