I got in the car this morning and saw this on my odometer! 26662 - perfect omen to start another heavy week of marathon training!
What a busy weekend! Thank you again for all the kind comments on my auntie. She passed away peacefully early Thursday morning. We all thought we would be heading down to LA for a funeral, but my uncle ended up honoring her request for no funeral and instead will have a small memorial at the end of next month when they scatter her ashes. Although it made my life a bit easier to not have to fly down there on such short notice, I feel terrible for not being able to see him and console him. She was a pretty awesome lady and will be very missed.
My running this weekend went exactly as planned. It was a cut back week for me and I enjoyed the fewer miles. Friday I still took off from work and tackled cleaning my house before heading out for a quick 8 miles. Does anyone else suffer from this? When deep into marathon training, any run less than 8 miles feels like I haven't run at all. Those 5 milers and 6 miler recovery runs just don't feel like I've done much when you're tackling 18+ miles on your long run. Hmmm....guess it comes with the territory. The weather cooled off a ton this week and we were again greeted with fall like temps - my fav! So that quick 8 miler was just that - refreshing, cool and speedy.
Saturday I woke up to the best running conditions you can ask for. Perfect for just a sports bra and shorts but cool and comfortable the whole time. I ran 14 miles as my long run this week and it felt so weird to stop at 14! Oh, but it was a great welcome. I managed to hold 8:19's the whole run and my knees decided to cooperate! After an ice bath and a quick nap, I got ready to go and see Dave Matthews Band! with a friend from high school. I was yawning the whole time while we waited for them to take the stage. I was worried I wouldn't be able to stay awake! But the show didn't disappoint and I even stayed up past 2am! I don't think I've been up that late since the Relay! Ha!
That's Dave! We were 15 rows back - I could almost touch him!
Sunday morning came way to early but I finally got my butt out for a nice 6 mile recovery run to end the week with 51.5 miles. And actually, I think that figure is almost right - it's more of a guesstimate since I went to SF on Thursday to get my run on and when I got there my Garmin was dead! I had charged it the night before and even cleared the history but it was dead - wouldn't even turn on. So I did the 2.5 mile out and back stretch I know twice and then a little more to make it around 11 miles for the day. When I got home that evening I attempted to put it on the charger again and turn it on. But it was still dead even on the charger. So I googled dead Garmin and had to do a soft reset. Has this happened to anyone else? I've never, never (knock on wood) had issues with my Garmin, I don't even think I've had a case of the Garmin gremlins! It's back to working now, but I did have a small freak out and my husband may or may have not had to talk me out of attempting to get to Sports Basement at 8pm at night for a new one ;)
Today is my second to last day at work! Couldn't be more excited AND nervous all at the same time. I'm excited to see where this new business venture takes me but still have some worries. I'm sure once things get rolling this will all be cured. So wish me luck today and tomorrow - should be interesting to say the least!
I'm off to catch up with all of you!
Happy Monday and Happy Running!