My bike is in the shop this weekend getting a much-needed full tune-up. So for my cross-training this week I grabbed one of our Jillian Michaels DVD's called "6-Week Six Pack" and gave it a try. It was a great workout. But I can't wait to get my bike back.
Finally got a break from the heat last week. The temps were mostly in the 60's rather than in the 80's during my runs last week. Wow, what a difference 20 degrees makes. It's like instantly taking 30 seconds off my pace.
Unfortunately, the cool-down last week was just a temporary tease, and the temps start to creep back up this week. But fall will be here soon. Can't wait.
The 9-mile run on Saturday was just great. Sunny, 62-65 degrees, and I felt completely comfortable and strong the whole way, both physically and mentally. It was just one of those really great runs. It's amazing how 9 miles can feel like a short run after having done runs of 10-12 miles. Makes me wonder how my half marathon will feel in October after runs of 14-18 miles. PR? We'll see.
This is the week where the training really starts to look like a marathon training program.
My longest run ever was the half marathon I ran last December. I've run that distance just that one time.
But here's my reality:
- I'll run 13+ miles 8 out of the next 9 Saturdays.
- And I'll set new distance PR's 6 out of the next 9 Saturdays.
But one week a time, right? So if it wasn't bad enough that I've got a long run this week that will result in a new distance PR for me, my mid-week runs all get extended an extra mile as well. Here's what's on this week's schedule:
Have a great week!