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The Gift of Time

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Workouts:

Wednesday (8/1):

Rest

Thursday (8/2):

Rest

Friday (8/3):

Rest

Saturday (8/4):

Yoga Class 1 Hour

AM – 12 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:33:26, 7:48 Pace)

PM – 4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 34:17, 8:35 Pace)

Weekly Totals:

Run: 52 Miles, 7:23:46

Bike: 7.1 Miles, 30:00

Strengthening: 1 Time, 1:00:00

Sunday (8/5):

17 Miles Long w/11 Miles @ MGP (Treadmill, 2:16:59, 8:04 Pace)

Monday (8/6):

Rest

Tuesday (8/7):

13.1 Miles Long (‘Hood, 2:03:11, 9:25 Pace)

Wednesday (8/8):

10 Miles LT w/5 @ HMGP (Treadmill, 1:16:59, 7:42 Pace)

Thursday (8/9):

Rest

Friday (8/10):

15 Miles Long (Treadmill, 2:01:06, 8:05 Pace)

Saturday (8/11):

2.12 Mile Warm Up for Race (Lake Evergreen, 20:07, 9:30 Pace)

3.1 Mile Race (Lake Evergreen 5K, 22:13, 3rd Female Overall, 1st Age Group)

Weekly Totals:

Run: 60.32 Miles, 8:20:35

Sunday (8/12):

18 Miles Long (Constitution Trail, 2:42:32, 9:02 Pace)

Monday (8/13):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 39:19, 7:52 Pace)

It feels like forever since I just posted on the blog about things going on, other than the race we ran Saturday. Really I just fell off the grid as soon as the Olympics started. I couldn’t risk reading any news or blogs for fear I would hear the outcome of an event I had on my DVR to watch. I love to watch the drama unfold, even if it’s recorded and everyone else in the world knows how it turns out. And so much drama there was! I wish that Paula Radcliffe had been able to compete, she is just an amazing running phenom and see her take a medal in her homeland would have been insane. She’s been battling injuries so I hope that she is able to recover and enjoy any adventures she sets her sights on. Shalane and Kara looked ridiculously fit! It’s a shame that the marathon course had so many turns and it wasn’t their day. Their 10th and 11th finish is still outstanding and we were so proud to see them tough it out. Meb’s race was awesome! He really kicked it in and 4th for the men’s is really amazing for a last Olympic finish.

I got into track and some other random sports along the way. My favorite non-running sports were women’s beach volleyball and swimming! In general it’s just so much fun to watch the athletes all pushing themselves and hearing their personal stories and journey in their particular sport.

With the Olympics over I now feel like I’ve been given back the gift of time. I don’t have hours of tv watching after work and it’s been nice to make dinner at home again and work on house projects. I’ve had a few rest days in my training related to workload and just being utterly tired after work, but the running I have completed has been really great! My legs aren’t hurting at all and my mileage is getting back to the 60s per week! I’m really enjoying my training and feeling a bit of progress. It’s hard to believe that Chicago Marathon is only 8 weeks away!!

2 thoughts on “The Gift of Time

  1. I feel the same way now that the Olympics are over! I’m no longer running on five hours of sleep and I feel so much more refreshed.

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  2. I understand about not wanting to risk anything with reading blogs and such about the Olympics. I was spoiled by a few events. (boo). Hey my long run was a half last weekend too (training)! Must be what all the cool runners did 😉

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