Monday: Walked 4 Miles
Tuesday: Ran 6 Miles, 30 Minutes of Yoga
Wednesday: Ran 4 Miles
Thursday: Ran 7.15 Miles
Friday: Ran 3 Miles
Saturday: Ran 15 Miles
Sunday: Ran 4 Miles
Total Mileage for the week = 43 Miles (39 Running)
Talking to some runners from the running group revealed that everyone who is currently marathon training runs more miles each week than me. I find that for me, lower mileage but higher intensity improves my speed, and prevents injury. So far. Knock on wood.
This week will likely result in lower mileage, for two reasons.
1) I want to rest up so I can give it my all at the half marathon on Saturday. I'm gunning for a sub-2, or as close to that as I can get.
2) The family is coming to visit--right now! They arrived today (Sunday) and stay until Friday. They came from Hong Kong, and I haven't seem them since January. Needless to say, I'll be spending all the free time I can with them, and if running takes a little bit of a hit, so be it. Priorities!
|Me, my mom and my stepdad|
|My little brother Robert!|
|My sister Catherine and I 2 Easters ago.|
I hope we get a chance to do lots of fun fall activities...I see a week of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple picking in my near future! One of my brothers can't make it...miss you, Hardy!
What is the highest mileage week you've ever had? Do you find yourself prone to injury at the higher numbers?
I think my highest week was last week, around 42 miles. I definitely feel like (at least for now) much more than that means I am susceptible to more nagging pains and potential injuries.
Do you live near your parents? How often do you see them?
Sadly, Georgia is nowhere near Hong Kong. I used to see them all the time when I lived in Hong Kong, but it's been more than 9 months since I've seen them last!