Another week done and another week closer to the actual marathon!!
Normally I run my long runs on Friday, while the boys are in school, and I run them alone. This Friday was supposed to be decent weather, with a high around 35 and a bit of snow falling. Sounded heavenly to me! So I asked the local running club if anyone was interested in running any or all of my 15 miles (plus 1/2 mile warm up and 1/2 mile cool down) with me. I got a few takers, and a few scheduling conflicts, but one runner for sure.
When we met at 8 a.m. Friday morning, it WAS NOT 35 degrees. In fact it was 9 degrees, and with the wind chill felt like -5 degrees. Jennifer has 7 to get done, and the remainder I would go alone. It wasn’t pretty but we got it done with 9:52 pace. I finished up a virtual half marathon called Mr. Au-some that benefited the Doug Flutie Foundation.
So the week in training looked like this:
Sunday: 3.1 miles (32:32)
Monday: 7 miles (72:38)
Tuesday: 3 miles (33:45)
Wednesday: 6 miles (57:10)
Friday: 16 mile long run (2:42:30)
A bit sore today in both hips, which is different, so I am thankful for the rest day.