It’s been a few weeks since I have posted about my training but I am still here, pushing on trying to get my milage up. I have been frustrated by how I am still fighting a bug I caught back at the begining of on May, turns out a bad cold turned into bronchitis that has now been diagnosed as a sinus infection. Sometimes it feels like I am trying to claw my way up a hill but I will keep showing up, doing my best to complete what I set out to do. Finish a 50 mile race.
In happier news I am LOVING how early it’s getting light out. I can run out the door at 5am without a headlamp and that is an amazing feeling! Also it’s so much warmer so I don’t have to put on 10 layers as to not freeze.
This is how the last three weeks went down:
Monday: After being gone in the mornings over the previous weekend I really wanted to be sure I was home for the kids when they woke up. Just 2 miles on the treadmill to shake out the weekend before mom duty started.
Tuesday: Woke up to a late May snow so I put off my run until after Cory got home from work. We did our best to save our trees but some of them still have a distinct droop. By the afternoon most of the snow was gone and I was able to get just over 3 miles in before dinner time.
Wednesday: Up early for 5.3 miles on the treadmill with some strides in the last mile to keep things interesting.
Thursday: Normally I like to get my run done in the morning but I was feeling particularly bad. Unknowingly I was suffering from the sinus infection and I felt worst in the morning. By the afternoon I felt good enough to go to the gym. Emmy is doing better at being left at the child center so I got in just over 6 miles on the treadmill.
Friday: Finally back outside for a beautiful hilly 4 mile loop.
Saturday: Out early for 8 miles around the neighborhood.
Sunday: On Sunday drove out to one of my favorite trails for a beautiful morning run.
I forgot to check the trail closures before going out and got stumped a couple times.
The trail closure had me running in a new direction on part of the trail I hadn’t been on before so it wasn’t all bad news. I got in 13.2 miles and some great time on the trails.
Totals: 41.5 miles running – slow and steady progress!
Monday: Memorial day! So nice to have a long weekend and time to be grateful for all those who sacrificed for us. We met our cousins to take the kids for a hike and have a picnic. 2 miles on the trails with some of my favorite people.
Tuesday: 4.2 progression miles on the treadmill before the kiddos woke up. Even with the longer days and warmer weather, the treadmill is still a great tool to get my miles in.
Wednesday: 6 miles around the ‘hood in the morning, searching for hills.
Thursday: Out for 4 miles in the morning.
I wanted a little bit more for the day so I ran the kids to and from the park to add another 1.5ish miles.
Friday: I wasn’t feeling great in the morning again so I put off my run until nap time and was able to get 6.5 miles in on the treadmill.
Saturday: Saturday was meant to be my long run day of at least 14 miles but we had a birthday party to get to mid morning so I only made it 10 miles before having to race home. I know as the kids get older the busier we will be and the better I will have to get at fitting the miles in!
Sunday: Second “Longish” run for the week of 10 miles
Totals: 44.2 miles running. I am excited that I am finally getting some miles out on the trails but after writing this all out I am surprised at how much time I am still spending on the treadmill. Now to figure out when strength training can be fit in (always the case).
Monday: Progression run on the rec center treadmill, started out very easy and sped up. 3 miles total.
Tuesday: Early morning 4 mile run, feeling grateful for early morning sunrises.
Wednesday: Another 4 mile run, was intended to be longer but I got up too late and fit in what I could.
Thursday: Another afternoon 3 mile treadmill run at the rec.
Friday: Got up early and enjoyed a beautiful 6 mile easy run.
Saturday: Drove to Boulder to get some more time on the trails. 12.6 miles enjoyed in the sunshine.
Sunday: Second long run of the week of 13.2 miles enjoying all the green around, it likely won’t last so I will enjoy it while I can! I was tired and heavy on this run, not surprising as I have been increasing my milage and adding to my back-to-back long runs. I was tired but pretty proud of myself when I got home.
Totals: 50.1 miles, WooooHooooo, I have been working towards a total of 50 miles for a while now and I am so happy yo finally crack it. Now to just keep moving forward. =)