Mileage for the week of February 2nd – 8th
Total weekly mileage: 65.5
Total February mileage (to-date): 82
Total year-to-date (2015) mileage: 294.75
2/2 No run/rest day
2/3 25:41 min./3 mi./8:34 pace
8:39 min./1 mi./8:34 pace
38:46 min./5 mi./7:44 pace (800m @ marathon pace, 600m@ 10k pace, x 4)
2/4 1:36:11 min./11 mi./8:45 pace
2/5 1:03:07 min./7.5 mi./8:03 pace
2/6 1:37:11 min./12 mi./8:06 pace
2/7 23:17 min./3 mi./7:46 pace (short interval sesh.)
30:08 min./3 mi./10:01 pace
27:42 min./3 mi./9:14 pace
2/8 2:21:01 min./17 mi./8:17 pace
Whenever I reach a milestone that I once thought was unattainable, I find myself questioning why I ever doubted that I was capable of achieving it in the first place.
As my weekly mileage grows, with what seems like less effort than I expected it to be, I’m kind of laughing at myself for thinking that high-mileage weeks were too big a goal to achieve. I also once thought qualifying for the Boston Marathon was a pretty daunting goal. I am humbled by the reminder that setting an intention, hard work, and consistency pays off.
I had a great training week last week and I stepped out of my comfort zone, and routine, on a couple of occasions. It’s amazing how refreshing a little change can be! Not only did I hit the track for a group speed session on Tuesday with about 40 people I’ve never met, the following day I took advantage of a few free hours, and a dry afternoon, and went to one of my favorite places to run trails for a solo, and blissful, 11 mile run.
Now that I know I’m capable of running 65 miles in a week, I’m looking forward to knocking out 70! Not that it’s going to happen this week but it’s gonna happen at some point because I no longer doubt that it’s possible!
What else is possible???