After a pretty good result at last week’s Columbus 10k and 5 weeks in a row comfortably running 50 miles, I decided I was ready to bump the mileage up a bit. Other than some digestive issues (I suspect some sort of food intolerance has popped up since giving birth…) and sleep deprivation, I felt great! I’m starting to seriously look at my options for fall and feel like a marathon might be a real possibility.
Monday: 3.5 miles/32:00 in the morning, 7 miles/1:01:45 in the evening. I didn’t write any notes in my log and I don’t remember anything about these runs.
Tuesday: 8.3/1:14:12. Jaby got his 4-month shots Monday and the fever and fussiness arrived late Monday night. He was so sad! Of course I work at 7:30 am on Tuesdays so this was a rough day for all of us.
Wednesday: 5.3 miles/47:50. Another night with multiple wakeups.
Thursday: 3.3 miles/30:00 morning, 7 miles/50:20 evening. Aimed for 20 minutes tempo in the evening, but after 20 minutes my legs were really comfortable so after a quick restroom break I continued on for 5 miles at 6:27 pace!
Friday: 6.6 miles/55:30.
Saturday: 9+ miles/1:18. Planned to run 12+ but my belly was upset so just cut my losses.
Sunday: 12 miles/1:36:58. Long run redemption! Felt pretty good despite not eating much Saturday. Pace was much faster than my typical runs, though I felt like I was taking it easy.
Total: 62 miles. Biggest week since last August at 18 weeks pregnant.