Mileage for the week of August 10th – 16th
Total weekly mileage: 32.75
Total August mileage (to-date): 73.75
Total year-to-date (2015) mileage: 1,316.25
8/10 No run/rest day
8/11 26:09 min./3 mi./8:41 pace
23:44 min./2.5 mi./9:30 pace
8/12 1:16:28 min./8.12 mi./9:24 pace
8/13 44:07 min./5.25 mi./8:24 pace
8/14 2:05:04 min./14 mi./8:56 pace
8/15 No run (backpacking)
8/16 No run (backpacking)
I’m still riding the high that made last week pretty dang awesome! (Minus getting harassed on one of my runs by a crazy lady! True story!) First, some quality runs! I only ran four days last week but pulled off more than 30 miles and brought my year-to-date total to a little over 1,300 for the year!
On Wednesday, my oldest baby turned 18. While I wasn’t able to run 18 miles in her honor, a friend joined me to commemorate her birthday with 8.12 miles on 8/12. (Thank you, Kelcie!)
Then on Friday, I ran my longest run since the Boston Marathon. Mr. Wasn’t Just the Wine Talking joined me for 14 wet, hilly miles. After several weeks of struggling to get my marathon training act together, I was grateful to know I’m still capable of running distance. I just need to keep building on that!
I took the weekend off from running to pursue one of my other greatest passions. What was going to be a two-day backpacking trip turned into a one-night adventure with the second night spent at a sweet little mountain inn. Sometimes you just gotta roll with it, right?! ; )
In case you’re wondering, I didn’t share much of my experience at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon because I was on assignment for Run Oregon. While it’s not “my” race experience per se, it does highlight some of the features of the event that makes it a truly great race! You can read more about it HERE.
Alrighty. Short and sweet! Back at it this week as I continue to rebuild my base and my mileage in preparation for the Portland Marathon. Speaking of… you can see my little ambassador profile on the Portland Marathon website HERE.
I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!