Total Time: 14:05:55 down from 26:03:49 (15:04:50 last May.)
Total Runs: 14 for an average of 6.26 miles/run
Highest weekly mileage:Favorite run:
|5/16/2011 — 5/22/2011:||31.2 Mi||5:12:03|
Bike Miles: 8.5. Look out Lance.
Favorite Jams: Meh, anything that blocked out my internal whining/lamenting/woe is me during the marathon. ;)
So thanks for all the kind slash OMG GROSSSSSSSSSSs comments on my monster eye infection. It looks 1000x better, and feels better too. But it's definitely still messed up. Oh well. I have another eye, right?!!? jk (I take my eye health very seriously...... but $180 for a 15 min eye doc visit and insanely expensive Rx.... I'll wait it out a smidge....)
I'm tentatively following the Hal Higdon post-marathon training program, I say tentatively because my legs have felt like butt hole so I've been pretty conservative with my miles and my pace. Tuesday I set out for a very windy run expecting to have yet another slog fest. Color me shocked when my legs felt BACK TO NORMAL. At one point my "easy" pace was marathon pace (@#$%()#$%@#*($%*#($)%). Yes. Drama. Me. I knew the wind was at my back for the start of the run, and figured that's why it felt so effortless, but was even more shocked when I turned around and was able to maintain my pace against the wind without it affecting my heart rate too much. Neato burrito.
For shits and gigs I threw in 4x100 m strides during the final mile to see how the hip/IT bands would take it. Swimmingly. HOLY GUACAMOLE, I MIGHT BE RECOVERED!!! Only took 11 days, but whatev. And good thing too, because I think I found my next race. Just a little local 5k, but it's on my 1/2 birthday. YAYZIES!
Sidenote: I was telling KK that my 1/2 birthday was coming up and was all excited when it hit me.... crap.......
J: At what point do I have to stop celebrating my half birthdays? [with pouty lip and puppy dog eyes...]
KK: Definitely NOT 27 1/2!
Just another reason I keep that kid around. :DMost hardcore run:
Favorite Race: I wish I could say it was the Fargo Marathon where I sub-4 and glitterfarted up the course. But I didn't. So I won't. I did have a pretty g.d. good time at the Avera 10k though, and didn't die on my first 10k ever, and MAYBE even sparked a new favorite race distance. So there's that, at least.