The miles are starting to catch up with me....
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 5 miles, 0.25 hours strength training
Strength training was 4 rounds of 10 snatches (45 pounds), 10 side crunches (10 pounds), 10 BOSU crunches (10 pounds), 10 oblique crunches (10 pounds).
Wednesday - 12 miles
Started this run with Dave and the baby. We did 4 miles together and then I did the remaining 8 by myself. It was HOT and HUMID outside and I could only manage to average 9:00/miles for the entire 12.
Thursday - Off
Friday - Off
Saturday - 20 miles trails
I hit the trails early knowing this was going to take me a while. The running group was meeting at 8:00am so I started at 7:00 to get in about 6 miles before anyone else showed up. I started REALLY conservatively, nearly 11:00/miles. Around the 3 mile mark I ran into a friend running the opposite direction who was also starting early as she wanted to get in three loops of the course. I turned around and ran with her. She was running quite a bit faster and I was already suffering. It's a long day, Meredith. Chill out! So, I told her I needed to slow down and she slowed with me. We met the group at 8:00 and there were some fastiest there and others who might be running about what I was. We started out and almost immediately I got dropped by everyone. For the next 15+ miles, I ran alone. I just kept running and chugging along. I finished the run in 3:17:07 for a 9:51 pace. This was tough. I can't believe I have 4 more 20 milers to go.
Sunday - Off
Running - 37 miles (in only three days!!!)
Strength - 0.25 hours