The Mileage is Getting Higher….

by Sue

Monday: I had just gotten started on the treadmill (2 miles in 17:46) with the intention of doing 10, when Ryan called. So, I left (reluctantly? OK, maybe) Drs. Troy and McNamara and met him on the trail. 11 more miles (1:34) for a total of 13 today. The bonus was I’d have 3 less miles to do on Wednesday.

Tuesday: 4 treadmill miles in 33:42.

Wednesday: 6 treadmill miles in 51:41.

Thursday: Rest day.

Friday: Long run on the trail with Ryan before he and Kelly left for vacation. Nothing says dorky, awkward, almost-trip-over-your-own-feet JUMP! than when you run smack into one of these:

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This was the first of two.

So, the run….it was bad. It really was. Why this felt so hard and miserable compared to last weekend’s 20, I haven’t a clue. Even Ryan had a hard time. A little discouraging but I got it done. And it was nice having the weekend free. 20 miles in 2:58.

I did read this appropriately-timed article in October’s Runner’s World as I sat (uncomfortably) for 2 hours at gymnastics practice internally whining about my everything hurting post-20 miles. It did offer some good strategies which I will keep in mind for the future.

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And apparently pancakes are the perfect blend of carbs and protein….

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They had some great healthy and nutritional twists on the plain old pancake….looks delicious!

Saturday: 4 slow treadmill miles in 35:09.

Sunday: Rest day.

47 total miles for the week.

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