GLORIOUS, week of running! Weather was great and I felt amazing, even though I was exhausted every night. You see I am a school social worker for our small district. I work in our middle/high school building with grades 4-12, plus I am an assistant cross-country coach. On top of this I am a senior football mom, co-incharge of coordinating football meals. It doesn’t stop there, my husband is the Activities Director in the same school district so our two younger kids get to tag along to all the activities. I LOVE MY BUSY HECTIC LIFE!!! Running just keeps me sane. Along with my creating and baking, but I don’t get to do that every day.
***post long run meal Orange Powerade, bagel with one large egg,
1/4 cup egg whites, red onion, green pepper, turkey sausage and cheese
What help me this week was knowing I would have my running partner for the saturday 18 mile run. I texted her earlier in the week how her runs were going and she said she would be home this weekend because of a bachelorette party. This prompted us to get up and out the door to meet at 7:30 saturday morning. Now I have not run with her since out “bad” long run during our week 8 training, but this was so different. I think we both gained confidence from our solo runs that we can do this, and the weather was perfect. It was 56 when we started, hazy and no wind. We both said several times how good this run felt and often talk about what our post run meal will me.
S0 here was this past week training schedule, and what I actually ran.
Week 11 Schedule:
- Monday- Rest-REST, 20 minute light weight and core exercises
- Tuesday- 5 miles-5 miles
- Wednesday- 8 mile pace- 8 miles,20 minute light weight and core exercises
- Thursday- 5 mile-4.75 miles-hills with the Cross Country Team
- Friday- Rest- Rest
- Saturday- 18- 18 miles with my RUNNING PARTNER!!!
- Sunday- Cross- 12 miles biking
Week 12 Schedule:
- Monday- Rest
- Tuesday- 5 miles
- Wednesday- 8 mile pace run
- Thursday- 5 miles
- Friday- Rest
- Saturday- 13 miles
- Sunday- Cross
JUST KEEP RUNNING!!