What a week it was! Four runs in five days, including one of my absolute best long runs ever, and the worst run I’ve ever had.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
run type: training run
route: Started at Seltersweg, out to the 1 1/2-mile marker in Stadtwald Giessen, then back.
distance: 5 miles
pace per mile: 11:54
additional notes: I got a small yet painful blister on the same ankle whose Achilles tendon has been bothering me, and it wasn’t feeling too good today. Other than that, it was a great run. I think I was pretty mentally strong because at the family get-together in Berlin, lots of Rob’s family said they’d be at the marathon (yikes!) and the long train ride home.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
run type: training run
route: Started at Seltersweg, up to the 2-mile marker in Stadtwald Giessen, down to the Blue Arrow, and out to the 1/2 mile-marker, back to The Main and home.
distance: 8 miles
pace per mile: 12:12
additional notes: Ran with the Baileys friends, who are training for the Top of Utah marathon. Read all about what became my first Non-Runner Nancy’s Virtual Race by clicking here.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
run type: long run
route: Started at Seltersweg, out to the 2-mile marker in Stadtwald Giessen, down to the Blue Arrow, out to the 1-mile marker, back to the beginning. Repeat.
distance: 17 miles
pace per mile: 13:18
additional notes: I took carb shots every 4 miles and it was the best. The only pain was in my ankles and feet, plus my hips a little towards the end. I tried to lessen the pressure of my footstrike and that seemed to help a little. Rob ran the first out and back loop with me, then went back and got some water and his bike. He gave me fresh water, then went out to measure some new routes. We met up later for some new water. It was great and really helped me to stay hydrated.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
run type: recovery run
route: Started at Seltersweg, out to the 1-mile marker in Stadtwald Giessen, down to the Blue Arrow, out to the 1/2-mile marker there, then back home.
distance: 5.5 miles
pace per mile: 13:00
additional notes: This was the worst run I have experienced. The only other run that compares to this was my first 9-miler (my first real heat run). Every muscle in my legs hurt. With every step. It was awful.
Total Weekly Mileage: 35.5 miles
Total Minutes: 455.62 minutes
Overall Mileage: 233.7 miles
Overall Time: 47.63 hours