22 Mile Prep Done Right
Saturday night I made sure to methodically prepare for my Sunday 22 mile run by....oh no wait this happened
It was Christa's birthday so we had to go out
|Amanda, Victoria, Christa, Jordan, and me livin large at The Loft for comedy night|
Happy Birthday Christa!!! Hope it was a great one!
ehhh I was still in bed by 11 and kept the celebrating to a minimum amount so was still able to peel myself out of bed and get my run on. I am that person. You know the one that leaves any and all sorts of events early because I have a long run in the morning. And I am not even sorry about it (okay I was a little sorry these girls are fun and the second band was apparently awesome). I have never trained so hard for something in my life as I have for Albany. And I think it is paying off. Ran 22 miles in 3:36:56 today. The fastest I have ever run 22 miles and that was even with over dressing and sweating an unnatural amount. See below splits sent to coach in an email after:
3:39:56 for 22 miles of fun
11- 11:08- hey fun side note the last mile of the river trail on the base is composed totally of soul crushing hills- did not know that.
14- 9:17 –I don’t remember a bear chasing me but that is what this seems to indicate
16- 10:18-started to get awkwardly sweaty, like sweat through all clothing sweaty
22- 9:59- tried to throw down for the last mile, mostly made me want to throw up.
I like to think the mile commentary really adds something to the mile splits in the email.....but probably not.
53 miles ran this week. I am hopeful that after tapering I can get a little more speed and hold on a little longer at a faster pace the day of the marathon. We shall see.
Good news: That was the last 20 mile or above training run before Albany. Now it is all short stuff...you know like 18 milers......