Monday was rest day before long run tomorrow. And, as usual, it was pasta night at our household. This week was Manicotti. I know that it may be all in my head – but I’d like to think my carbs the night before help for the next day’s run.
Tuesday was 10 miles on my schedule. But, I was feeling pretty good – so pushed another mile. Felt good to run the 11! Legs felt a little tired a couple of times during the rest of the day – but overall – feeling good.
And, the really good feeling is that even though 11 miles didn’t used to be that long for me several years ago – it was a push to get to it now. I’m really happy that I’ve started down this training road again. I miss running the longer mileage.
Wednesday is a scheduled rest day – so went out and did a nice and easy mile. After my legs felt a little heavy yesterday – I wasn’t sure how today would do – even if it was short and slow. But, it felt surprisingly good!
Thursday was an easy 3-miler that turned again into a speedy day. Didn’t plan it – just felt good, so I decided to go with it!
Friday was short and easy.
Saturday was a 5-miler. Ran a route that included some killer hills. Wasn’t sure how it would go – but finished feeling strong.
Finished up the week with another Sunday run in the rain. The 3 miles felt great – especially after yesterdays hilly run.
This week, I feel was a turning point for me. The last few years has basically been just getting my runs in to get them in. With everything that was going on in my life – I just really just going through the motions with my running. This week – I could feel my old legs coming back! I am really excited about that!
Well, that’s the update for this week. I hope that you’re enjoying going on this journey with me. If you are – I’d appreciate you leaving a comment and letting me know!