Oh man, I won't bore you all with one long blog post right now. I'll just give you all some highlights in bullet form - sometimes I even bore myself ;)
- The week before, I had my highest mileage ever, 76, during the worst week ever for me. When this last week started, I wanted to see what I could do when I felt good and had less stress - it's official, I broke 90 miles this week! 91 to be exact, but who's counting ;) My legs felt awesome all week, and let's just say, this week, I don't expect that number to go down at all!
- Today is day 46 - I ran 16 miles - again, I never said I was sane ;)
- I ran two races this weekend - one Saturday in the worst conditions ever. Punky and Tara came out to run, too! Two of my fav running peeps! A half marathon in rain, wind, cold and gravel. But...I came out on top. Despite having 53 miles on my legs before the race, I ran a PR of 1:34!! Yes, I know, I'm in shock, too! That was a 7:11/mi pace for the race - and my last 3 miles were 7:09, 7:04 & 6:49! I'm beyond excited about this - and more excited to see what I can do with rested legs, a better course and conditions. Unfortunately though, it wasn't a certified race, so darn the luck, I have to go and get my NY qualifier somewhere else!
- After the race, I came home and pulled a crazy again - and ran another 6 miles on the hamsterwheel to loosen up my legs & get my long run done. I'm really enjoying breaking up my long run. If I run slow in the morning, I'll do some speed in the afternoon. If I run fast in the morning, I'll do an easier pace in the afternoon - it seems to be working out well.