This type of run gives me hope that Boston just might be a possibility some day and all the the work is paying off. Miles 1-5 were very slow and I was dealing with a pulled calf muscle... I decided to run through the pain and see what my legs had in them once warmed up.
Mile 6 - 7:31
Mile 7 - 7:59
Mile 8 - 8:13
Mile 9 - 7:52
Mile 10 - 7:21
Mile 11 - 7:37
Mile 12 - 7:26
So I mentally needed this and felt like I could have kept it up for a while longer too. Yes, I'm in pain now and need to get myself prepped for 8 miles tomorrow. Very pleased with this run. Despite having a chest injury mid-month and losing 4 days of running, I'm at 139.60 miles so far.
Birthday cake and wine do not make for decent running fuel. I had a 12.03 mile handover, so lesson learned. However, I'm another year older and grateful I can do this! Better news is I pulled off over 18.8 miles this weekend and will be carrying that momentum into the week ahead.
On Monday I had an injury to my left ribs that required a trip to urgent care, needless to say this really cut into my running schedule this week. But this morning I was back to feeling fit and decided to head out for something 'easy' to see how I felt. The run started slow but the last two miles were at 7:39 and 7:37, and I felt as though I had another 4 miles in me at that pace.
I also revamped my marathon schedule for the remainder of the year and into 2018. I'm really excited to be traveling to Utah for the first time in my life in June! More dates will also be announced soon... and oh yeah, I will go back to Ann Arbor and get my medal.
Today wasn't the distance that was great... but the consistency! I did 12.68 miles at an 8.06/mile average. But also did it without stopping and actually increasing speed mile over mile. Factor in the heavy running traffic and the weaving and passing other runners and the time could have been much faster. Too was the way I felt after, like I could have kept that pace for another 5 miles.
I ordered my new shoes and will be retiring the trusty Nimbus Gel 18's. After 461 miles and 3 marathons you've served me very well.
I finished the month of June with 135.07 miles and am sticking to the 6 runs per week schedule. With July the miles increase along with the temps. Today was a shockingly humid run following the storms last evening, along with an obstacle that needed to be removed from the running path. Just have to keep pressing forward.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.