Got back on track this week, and ended it yesterday (Saturday) with a 14 mile run before work. I woke up at 5:30am, and sat around till 7am. Then I actually enjoyed the run. I’m usually not a morning runner, but it was nice to not have to worry about anything else for 2 hours. Just had to run. This was my longest training run so far. My feet are hating me.
Week 1: Goal 31 miles – I ran 28.6
Week 2: Goal 41 miles – I ran 40.4
Week 3: Goal 46 miles – I ran 22.25 (it happens)
Week 4: Goal 46 miles – I ran 42.4
Today starts week 5… and mileage is jumping to 51 miles. I won’t be starting it off well, cause I don’t plan on running today. I have one off day this week, and I think I’ll use it today.
There were so many days last week where I could have made an excuse not to run, especially yesterday. But I kept thinking of Deans book “Run!” and his quote “…permit yourself to compromise, you permit yourself to fail.” Never thought a book we help me with marathon training…
Next race is this week – the 4th Dirt Cheap Trail Race. I’m kinda nervous. I’ve been beating up my feet more than usual, and just hope they can hold up to dirt cheap.