Friday, August 27, 2010

I can run that far.

This week was tougher. I was scheduled to run 4 miles on Monday, 8 on Wednesday and 4-5 on Friday and then 6 on Saturday.

Monday was great, did the 4 miles early morning, the weather was beautiful and I completed my goal.

Wednesday came and I didn't want to get up early. I had a major attack of the lazy bug.

So I didn't run early morning on Wednesday, however after teaching Sculpt my friend Stephanie said she planned a long route for us to run. It was a 5 mile route. She said, "You can do the 5 miles now and then go home and do 3 later." So we ran 5 miles. It was a hilly route that about did me in and it was slightly hot out and very sunny. But we did it. However I never did run 3 more miles later in the day.

I decided to do 8 straight miles on Friday. That's exactly what happened today. I got up at 5:20 to get Daniel up (he is taking care of someone else's dogs this week). Anyway then I prepared for my run and left around 5:41 to be exact.

I was running for 93 minutes.

There were two really massive hills in the route I picked and those were very hard that I ended up walking up the end of the hills to make it to the top. Other than the small amount of walking up those massive hills I ran the rest of the way.

I am really glad I was able to do it and feel very ready to run 6 miles tomorrow (yes in a race again).

Then next week the schedule is 4 miles Monday, 9-10 on Wednesday, and then 4-5 on Friday and then 3 on Saturday.

Then week after next is the Half Marathon. Yes I'm crazy.


Jess and Jen said...

Crazy...I agree! That's really cool that you are doing it! Good luck this next week! -Jen

Michelle said...

Thanks Jen.