After coming off a few unplanned rest days thanks to a lovely cold, I wasn't sure how this week would go, but I managed to hit all my workouts and hit another 40 mile week. At the last minute I also signed up for a half marathon to stand in for my usual long run on the trails and set a 6 minute PR : )
6 miles, 9:07 avg pace + 90 min hot yoga. I wasn't sure how my run would go since I was coming off a weekend of being sick, but I felt decent and even went a little longer than usual. I probably ran faster than I should've, but I was testing out my new Scott T2 shoes for the first time and I swear they made me speedier! I'll have a review of them as soon as I get some more mileage on them, hopefully by the end of the month. I did feel a bit tired and my breathing was a little more labored than usual, but I finished feeling pretty good. I'm finding that I really look forward to my Monday yoga class, both for the yoga itself and for the regularity of it. I've been going for almost 2 months now and can really feel the effects. The 26 poses are becoming second nature!
10 miles, 9:29 avg pace. Same as last week, I went out for 8 on the bike trail, running along the levy, and then stopped back at home to pick up my pup for the last 2. I felt pretty good and even wore my Scotts again. So far, so good!
5 miles, 9:18 avg pace. Dragged my butt out of bed for this one, and for some reason it ended up being a real struggle the last couple miles. Maybe I was just tired, but I was glad to have it done and move on with my day.
6 miles, 9:32 avg pace. As some of you may know, I work at a running store (Fleet Feet Sacramento to be exact) and one of my coworkers decided to start up a casual weekly run for all employees Friday mornings. This week was the first one and since I was planning on running anyway it was a great motivator to get me out of bed. There were only about 7 of us, and of course they were all pretty speedy runners (besides me, of course). We started out relatively easy though so I was able to hang and chat with one of my coworkers about my training, etc. We ran on a new (to me) route along the river that was pretty quiet in the early morning. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was unpaved and I'm not a huge fan of running on rocks : / When we hit 2 miles everyone turned around and headed back while I went on solo for another mile.
13.1 miles, 9:00 avg pace, Davis Stampede Half Marathon. Ok, I won't leave you guys hanging.... I FINALLY GOT MY SUB-2 HOUR HALF MARATHON!!! I'll have a race report up for you asap : ) Congrats to everyone else who raced this weekend!!
Total: 40 miles