My youngest started preschool this week… Of course I was sad to drop him off. Its a big deal! But, let me tell you, for the first time in over seven years, I was ALONE. In the middle of the day, in the middle of the week!
Superman has gone off to fight crime without Mommy…
So what did I do with my first day to myself? Well, I ran of course. 🙂 What else would I have done?! I turned the pace off my GPS watch and just ran. Ended up with a pretty great 8 miles.
In fact, (I don’t want to jinx it) but I’ve really had a couple months of good running. I haven’t been plagued with the hip pains that I had early this summer. And I’ve not had the knee pains like I did during my last round of marathon training. There is definitely something to be said for running without the pain!
I will say, when running is fun, it is a lot easier to stick to my training plan. I’m feeling really good about it this go-round. Last week I ran over 45 miles, which brought my August total to 152 miles! My first time breaking 15o miles. 🙂 If I can keep it up, September should look about the same as August, maybe about 160 miles. However, October should be about 200 miles! This is amazing to me!
So, here’s what this week looks like (even though it’s already half over).
Monday: Rest day, and being on Labor day I took that pretty seriously 😉
Tuesday: 5 miles (and after partying it up for Labor day, it wasn’t pretty).
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: 8 miles (Fartleks)
Saturday: 5 miles
I will be visiting family in Richmond this weekend, so I’m hoping to add a little bit of the Marathon course to my long run on Sunday! It will be great to have some new sights for Sunday’s run!
What are you training for right now? How’s your training going?