So hard to believe I am in the teens when it comes to weeks counting down to IMMT! Time is flyin’ by!
Tuesday + Thursday = Intervals! Each workout 1:00 hour long for intervals.
10′ @ z2
CD: 5’@ z1
24 miles on land
~ 5 miles in waterA bit of a different approach last week…
I did some water running at the beginning of the week, to give the legs a break.Tuesday = 35 minutes of water running
Thursday = 45 minutes of water running
Friday = 30 minutes easy runSaturday = 20 MILER!!
I ran 20 miles on Saturday and felt fantastic!! I chose to run on a mostly flat route and my body responded well. The Minuteman Bike Path in Massachusetts is 20 miles one direction and it’s strictly bike and walk/run traffic. It can be boring, but it’s nice and flat, perfect for an extra long run. I started at around 11:00 AM and ran with headphones (I only run with headphones for 20 miles, ha ha). Temps were in the 50’s but it was SUPER windy. I had the wind at my back going out and coming back I had a crazy headwind that I was fighting. For most of the run, I focused on an easy pace.Average pace for 20 miles = 8:14 min/mile and I finished in 2 hours 45 minutes.
How did the long run feel?
This was my longest run since my Ironman in August. For the entire run, I honestly felt great. My nagging TFL pain that used to be there is now non existent. My knee pain that used to be there on long runs… is also non existent. I have never felt better and it’s kind of crazy. I told my chiropractor that I’m not used to feeling ‘this good.’ I tend to look for pain when I’m not in pain… which is bad! He told me to enjoy feeling good… so I’m trying to do just that!
With The Boston Marathon 10 days away, you are probably wondering, is she running the race?!
I am scared to say yes… but I am leaning towards yes. Given how I am feeling at this moment, I think the Boston Marathon is something I can handle. I’m going to see how my last long run this weekend goes (14 miles) and will go from there. I know it might seem crazy that I’m deciding on this last minute, but well, that’s kind of how I do everything in my life. I will have an answer for you next week!
And I can’t forget the functional strength training! I even did one workout outside last week:)
In other random news, we are fostering a pup named Maxx and he is the cutest!