If you’re not enjoying this blog yet, lower your expectations.
I tweaked that line a little bit from my college roommate (Jess, who just got married this weekend – pictured right). I am not sure what you are expecting from this blog, so if it’s not delivering, welp, lower those expectations OR just tell me what you’d like to hear.
This weekend I have a bachelorette party and a wedding in Chicago, so Friday has to be long run day with 16 miles. I’m happy my boss (hehe) is allowing me to get that run in today! So much of running is planning and scheduling and finding the time to dedicate and commit. Those heels I plan to wear tomorrow may be painful, but I won’t have that long run over my head!
My long run recap:
WHEW! It was a hot one. The weather was in the 80s, the sun was out, and the humidity was in the 90s. The first 10 miles were a conversation pace with Sara Hanaway. We ran down around Sheridan park and got to try out some new to us paved trails and routes. What a beautiful route, can’t wait to go back. It was excellent to catch up with her, have some running therapy and talk about her upcoming running plan. Typically she has run 3 days a week, but we are going to add another day into her training of a NICE, EASY, run. Sometimes we stress too much on hitting paces when we are focused on a goal. This additional run will help remind to “Stop and smell the roses” and LOVE running.
The next 6 miles were solo and a little more difficult. I kept thinking, “Man, my left sock is really bugging me” but not
enough to stop. Sure enough, I ended at 6.4 miles look down, and BOOM, bloody sock. MY FIRST BLISTER in as long as I can remember. Overall the last 6.4 were a little tough. Mentally I was there and ready. However, my feet were tired from being on them for longer than usual for the first part of the run, but I think it was a good stimulus for them for the ultra marathon I’m doing in November. The highlight of the last part of the run was thinking, “Is it raining?” as I felt drops of water hitting my legs. Then I looked down and realized that was my own sweat dripping off my drenched shorts. Sorry – gross – but pretty funny!
My weekly mileage total: 51.3 miles running, 25 biking.
My runners: it’s a very exciting time of summer right now where people are really committing to their training. Many people training for the Brewer’s Mini Marathon in 3 weeks, Lakefront Marathon is 6 weeks away, the Lakefront Discovery Run is 10 Weeks Away (Sign up now at http://www.badgerlandstriders.org/home/Races/LakefrontDiscoveryRun15K.htm and go into Momentum’s Team)!