1. Tuesday Double: Tuesday after work I headed to meet up with the local running group. I had already done 3.5 miles of hills in the morning but the workout looked decent enough and I thought I would make it.
We did 2 miles warm up then started into 3x1000m (although the girls I was running with were doing 6x1000m in 3:55). My previous 1000m pace was about 4:04 so I thought I could just hold on for 3 repeats and would make it. Well the first one they went out way too fast and that pretty much killed me for the next two. I ended up running 3:49, 3:57 and 4:05 and then stopped. I continued to run the recovery jog with the girls and then we did 6x100m barefoot strides followed by a 2 mile cool down.
My legs were hating me by the end. I had no idea how much I had run but once I got home and claculated it, I found I had run about 8 miles with the group. That put me at a total of 11.5 miles for Tuesday and 16 miles in two days!! I haven't run that many miles in one day in 2 years! Surprisingly I wasn't sore on Wednesday but my body still feels pretty beat up. It was nice to have a group to run with, but these girls are FAST and they are all training for marathons so they run like 85 miles a week! I want to be involved in the group but I don't want to be pushed/pressured into increasing my miles right now.
2. June Running/Recap:
Miles Run: 98.3 - highest mileage month ever!
Highest Mileage week: 23.5 although this week is shaping up to be higher cause of my intense 16 miles in two days.
Rest days Taken: 8
Current Book: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane - not to the scary parts yet!
Current Colors: Yellow - there is just something about yellow right now although I do love pink too!
Current Goal: Stay healthy and run 1000 miles in 2010
Current excitement: 4th of July weekend and then Boilermaker!
3. Weekend: 4th of July weekend is coming right up and I can't wait to eat good food, watch fireworks and lay in the sun! Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!