RECAP: 41.5 miles. Over six hours on my feet. That, my friends, is a lot of running. The goal for the week was 43 miles, but life got in the way (wedding venues!) and I had to cut the Saturday run really short. Whatever, I’m still proud. This is the most miles I have ever run in a week. It’s nothing compared to the 70 – 120 mile weeks I know a lot of people put in, but for me, it was a serious milestone.
The long run this week was pretty brutal, I had a lot of tightness in my shins for the first couple of miles and then was just exhausted the last four or so. I even had to resort of the some walk break. But whatever, I got it done.
This long run was also the first twenty miler I have run since my aborted attempt at the Marine Corps Marathon a couple of years ago. I ran that twenty miler, got injured, and then didn’t run the marathon. Hopefully, that isn’t going to happen this time around. I do have some pain in the top of my foot and the area is a little red and irritated. After extensive googling, and poking at it, I don’t’ think it is a stress fracture or a tendon issue. I think it might be bruising from having my laces tied too tight. At least I hope that is what it is. I’ve been so diligent with my training, I don’t want anything to stand in the way of this marathon.
Anyway, here are the numbers
Work out streak: 116 days; (256 to go)
Run Streak: 68 Days
Average Weight – 184 (same as last week)
Running Miles: 41.5 miles in 6:23:28 for a 9:15 pace
Row Meters: 0
Bike Miles: 0
Swim Miles: 0
Body weight exercises and balance work: 0
Total exercise time: ~6.5 hours
Monday – Ran 3 in 26:47
Tuesday – Ran 5 in 44:42
Wednesday – Ran 4 in 34:32
Thursday – Ran 5 in 37:18
Friday – Ran 3 in 26:41
Saturday – Ran 1 in 8:00
Sunday – Ran 30 in 3:25:28
Goals for Last Week:
1. Increase long run to 20 miles – DONE!
2. Increase weekly mileage to 43 miles – FAIL
3. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – FAIL
4. Exercise for at least six hours. – DONE
Goals for Next Week:
1. Pay attention to foot and make sure this isn’t a big deal.
2. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound.
3. Increase mid week run
4. Exercise for at least six hours.