*Weekly mileage ~ Sept. 28-Oct. 4*

Mileage for the week of September 28th – October 4th

Total weekly mileage: 41.5

Total September mileage: 132.5

Total October mileage (to-date): 31.25

XC mileage (part of weekly total): 6.25

Total year-to-date (2015) mileage: 1,548.25

Run review:

9/28            XC only (3.25 miles)

9/29            32:51 min./4 mi./8:13 pace   +XC (3 miles)

9/30           No run/travel day

10/1           18:28 min./2 mi./9:14 pace

10/2           27:24 min./3.12 mi./8:43 pace

10/3           No run/rest day

10/4           5:01:11 hr.-min./26.2 mi./11:30 pace (*there was some walking mixed in)

Between coaching cross-country, a three-day trip for work, volunteering time at the Portland Marathon expo booth, and running the marathon itself, it was a wild week! I’m grateful for every single mile I logged!

This week is off to a rough start but I’m trying to stay positive. I was supposed to travel to South Carolina this week to see my daughter graduate from basic training but due to the hurricane, the Army has cancelled the graduation ceremony. While I’m heartbroken that I won’t see my daughter until Christmas, my thoughts are with those affected by the storm and I know that officials made the tough decision with everyone’s safety in mind. My post-marathon recovery last night consisted of frantically cancelling flights, lodging, etc.

On top of that change in plans, within hours of finishing the marathon yesterday, a slightly scratchy throat manifested into a full-blown head cold.

Oh. And it’s my birthday tomorrow.

There may be some sorrow drowning in the form of wine consumption.

Kidding aside, I truly hope you have a wonderful week and please give the people in your tribe an extra hug to let them know you love and care about them!!


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