I’m about to go find my knee brace so we can go for our 9 mile run. We stepped up our training on Sunday and I finally put in 8 miles. Originally the plan was to do an 8 mile run the week before, and last weekend should have been 10, but alas, that didn’t happen. So today is 9 and next weekend is 10, then a taper week, then race week.
The 8 mile run was great and my timing was pretty good – I kept a 10 minute pace pretty much the entire time, according to my watch at the end. This means I’m on track for my goal.
I also fit in one run this week that I tried to do as “speed training” – a 3.05 mile run that I finished in 29 minutes – so not as good as my last one, but not bad either. I’ve taken it easy the last two days to try to give my body a break before I put it through a 9 mile run. Ideally, we would have had a taper run between the 8 and the 9, for a bit more of a break. I had some knee issues on the 8 mile run, so I need to find my brace before I can tackle today’s run. I’ll edit this post later and let you know how it goes. We’re going out of the city to the nice trail, so I’ll be running on crushed stone, not brick, which will be better for my ankles. I’m still running on my old orthotics, but they are holding up well.
Other than the two runs, I did one boot camp class and a weight workout this week. I took yesterday off, but I do still walk to work, so I’m getting at least a mile and a half in every day. How did you do??