Only 3 weeks until my 10 mile race in Huron! Guess I better officially register. Gah, registration fees out the wazoooo already this year it seems! (Sorry, Mike!)
Today I did my longest run of this training cycle, a 10-miler. It’s been a real long while since I’ve logged 10 consecutive miles and I’m happy to report it went pretty darn well.
I had Mike drop me off at his parents since he and Mizzles were on their way to sign up for swim lessons out that way. I did a little stretching and was off! I had mapped out a nice back route from their house to ours that should add up to 10 miles. Everything went according to plan for the first 5.5 miles. I had kept an OK pace, not ran into any rabid dogs, did refuel numero uno at just past 5 miles and was on my way into town. Then I turned a corner and ran into an extreme wall of wind. I had felt the strong wind earlier in the run but not like this. I kept running down the road and felt like I wasn’t making any forward progress. There were cars zooming by and I was SURE they were laughing at my pathetic efforts.
I had a decision to make. Continue on my mapped route which would involve me making a turn and then another turn right back into the wind onto a 1.5+ mile straight road… or wing it in town. I decided to head into town and try to avoid the wind. I sent Mike a quick text letting him know my divergence as he had planned to drive by my planned route to check on me and let me swig some gatorade.
So I kept chugging into and around town knowing I needed to cover about 4 more miles before home. I ran up one street and down it’s paralell street, around blocks, up to the beach and back, etc until I was about spent and starting heading home. About .5 miles from home Mike finally found me. (Poor guy had been looking for me since my route went haywire, whatta nice guy!)
I knew I was only .5 from home but still had 1 mile left to log. So I made a few loops near home and worked it out and hit the driveway just past the 10 mile mark! Holla!
Today I did two refuels. One around mile 5 and one around mile 8.5 — first the G1 and then the Buddy Fruits. Both worked well.
I’ve also been testing out my new iFitness running belt and I’m super pleased with it. This was my first long run with it and it worked out great. It doesn’t ride up and it’s super comfy, I totally forget it’s there! LOVE!
I came away from the run pretty unscathed after my ice bath. I do have a little blister on one of my toes. (Ignore the next photo if you don’t want to see my gross feet!)
Here’s my splits:
Here’s a recap of the training thus far. Weekday runs are hit or miss but I’m not stressing over them. I really am just focusing on making sure I get in the long runs and getting rest. Seriously, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to feel rested with an almost-one-year-old.
I’ve also been drafting up my marathon training plan and I’m pretty excited about it. You’ll have to wait a while for the unveiling though, I want some input from my mentor, Molly. Speaking of Molly… SHE’S RUNNING THE BOSTON MARATHON TOMORROW! Let’s all think super positive thoughts for her tonight and tomorrow!
In other news it was a good weekend! We got to hang with Heatha, Jay and Allison on Saturday and see family today for an early Easter meal. Miles was a super fussy butt all weekend, but he’s cute so it’s OK.
What did you do this weekend?