Another great week of running complete. Today was our long run, Rob had 14 miles to do and I had 16. We decided to take our long run to a new location so we drove to a small town about 20 minutes away. This town has a trail that is made of crushed limestone. We found out the hard way that there were no water fountains along the trail. Our first trip around was with thoughts like “there has to be one somewhere, at least one” to “okay maybe at the other end of the trail”, nope no water. So we made our way back to the fountain by our car which was not next to the trail so it made getting water inconvenient, but we just had to deal with it by running through a grass soccer field to reach it. The crushed limestone turned out to not be the best footing for me and my IT band was tinging at mile 10. Really all just a lesson learned that this isn’t a spot for our long runs and we will keep scouting out new areas.
Here is how the week turned out:
T: 4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 8:34 pace), Legs, Abs, and Arms
W: 5 Miles Easy (Company Lake, 84 degrees, 9:06 pace)
R: 1 Hour Ballet Class
F: 6 Miles Tempo (Treadmill, 1% incline, 8:11 pace w/3 miles @ 8:00)
Sa: Bike 8.7 Miles Easy (P1, L4, 17.4 mph), Arms, Back and Abs
Su: 16 Miles Long (Paso Park, 9:07 pace)
Total: 31 Miles
Longest run and longest mileage week to date for me. Everything feels good! We have our next half marathon in 14 days! This coming week is a recovery week so I may try to get some more cross training in.