After several weeks of 50+ miles/week, my past 2 weeks were definitely less intense, especially this week. This was partly because of travel and partly because I was having some pain (adductor issue of some kind) – thankfully this seems to be improving!
Week 1 of travel: Vancouver / start of cruise
M: 7 mi, 10:01/mi at the waterfront/Stanley Park area
T: 7 mi, 9:07/mi – same route
W: 7 mi, 9:35/mi – same route again (what can I say – if I find a scenic / safe route on vacation, I don’t really see any reason to change it up!)
R: Cruise – day at sea! 6 mi on the TM, ~10:00/mi
F: Cruise – glacier day. 4.2 mi on the TM, ~9:30/mi + full body weights
S: Cruise – Ketchikan day. 6 mi on cruise deck
S: Cruise – day at sea. 5 mi on the TM + 10-15 min weights
Note: most cruise runs done while G and sometimes C went to the kids club.
Total = 42 mi / strength x 2
Week 2 of travel: end of cruise / Vancouver Island / home
M: Rest (planned)
T: Unplanned (didn’t feel great + pain)
W: Trail run with Josh – 6 mi @ 9:52/mi ave. Did not feel great on this run but survived.
R: Rest (planned, travel day)
F: Back home – helloooooo heat + humidity. 7 mi @ 9:59/mi
S: 16 mi
slog long run in 80-85F temps and 90% humidity. 10:16/mi ave. I had to keep repeating to myself “you get to do this . . . you get to do this” and tried not to feel bad about my slow paces.
Total = 29 mi, nothing else!
I feel like next week my marathon training block starts in earnest – here we go!