|I've never seen an episode|
That's right, you even seen one trainer session in each week.
Week 8 I managed to run 6x100m run on the Monday and noped the nope out of any other work for the week. The week did end well with a 30k run along the Around the Bay route with Sam (for 18k) and Emma (for the entire run), and then tacked on 2k to hit my first 20 miler of the training plan. It was a tough run (what with the elevation changes and distance), but I'm super happy to have put the distance behind me, even if I was a bit delirious by the end.
Emma waited for me to
Week 9 was planned as a huge week: 69km with a 23k run on Tuesday and 26k with 19k at pace on Saturday. Thankfully, Sam became the voice of reason, asking why we'd run race pace the week before an actual race that we were all planning on ... racing? Whew! With that settled, I tacked the week of long work and long runs and hit all of my distance and a bike ride! The long runs and long work hours meant far too many of these:
Its never a good thing to work a 7 minute walk from a Bulk Barn.
With the weekend long run clear to run easy, Sam decided that she'd plan
|It will make me stronger|
Everyweek, Sam #doesitfortheinsta
So, two good weeks, building base, if not speed. I was on the treadmill a few times in those weeks, so that does mean I was running some speed within those, but no tempo or anything. That is something that will come back next week. For this week, the goal is the nail the Chilly Half Marathon.
This will be my fifth running of the race. I PB'd my first race here and have always enjoyed the run despite varied conditions. I've decided to go out with the 1:50 pacer and the goal is to come in at 1:49xx. This is faster than I need to run to qualify for the Boston Marathon and if I manage to nail it, it will be a huge mental boost. Besides, Emma is looking to PB at sub 1:51:19 (and I was part of that!) and I want to do my best to help her get there. I know she can do it and I know I can too. Sunday will tell! See you on the flip side with the race report!