Mileage for the week of October 3rd – October 9th
Total weekly mileage: 39.5
Total October mileage: 51.5
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 1,134.75
Week in review:
10/3 No run/rest day
10/4 35:18 min./4 mi./8:50 pace
10/5 34:52 min./4.25 mi./8:11 pace
10/6 26:56 min./3 mi./8:59 pace
10/7 No run/rest day
10/8 2 miles (easy on treadmill)
10/9 3:37:40 min./26.2 mi./8:19 pace
I literally just arrived home about an hour ago from my trip home to Portland. I cannot even begin to describe the whirlwind that the past six days have been. I’m completely exhausted and completely content. It was a magical combination of all of the things that I love most: my family, my friends, running, and the Pacific Northwest.
The coming days will yield a somewhat proper race recap… though I admit that writing recaps is not my strong suit… even as a writer, I find that it’s hard to explain the emotional and mental aspects of racing. I’ll try anyway (and for now, give you a small glimmer of what’s to come…) because even though it wasn’t a PR, it was a pretty incredible run for me for several reasons and the result was meeting one of my goals. I’m still surprised to be honest but I somehow managed to cross the finish line with a BQ!
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and congratulatory notes on Instagram! Now to relax and enjoy a little down time to recover (because I’m hella sore!) before I get back to the grind!