I wish I could start this post saying nothing much is new here, but we’re dealing with a bit of a family crisis with my kiddo bumbling through yet another semester of college. To say my husband and I are beside ourselves would be an understatement.
Maybe because I needed to blow off Old Faithful levels of steam, I managed to have several good runs in the past week, totaling just over 58 miles. Yesterday I ran 18 miles and it went pretty well with an average pace of 8:50 and I negative split my run (my last six miles were 8:37, 8:35, 8:30, 8:30, 8:34 & 8:18).
Today I was supposed to run easy for 40-60 minutes, but I only made it to just over 45 minutes. My legs were just tired. I have a Yasso 800 workout to do tomorrow morning before my husband and I take off for England later in the afternoon, so I didn’t want to burn out my legs too badly. I moved my workout from Wednesday so I could use that as a travel day, which is a wee bit closer to my long run than I’d like, but I would rather do the speedwork here and do easy runs the first several days on vacation.
My girlfriend who is swimming the channel may get to do her swim early, which would be awesome since it would free us up for exploring the rest of our trip. I missed out seeing Stonehenge last summer plus I wouldn’t mind a trip to Paris if for nothing more than a warm baguette and maybe some cheese.
I’m a weirdo and have been packed for days. I still have too much crap, a big chunk of which is running/fueling supplies. I’ll be retiring one of the three (three?!!) pairs of running shoes I’m bringing (I’m wearing the all-terrain shoes). At least using up most of it should make my bag lighter coming home? I shoved a foam roller in there too. It’s ridiculous. Who said running was an uncomplicated, inexpensive sport? Must not have been a woman over the age of 40 training for a marathon.