So this past week was intimidating a little because I have never ran 56 miles in 6 days. The most I've done is 42. I just took it day by day, massaged, ate well, and rested while I could. I had to do 2 TM runs, one 10 miler and one 8 miler fartleks. Both a bit boring for me but I did it. I had speedwork pretty much all week so by the time I had Friday's fartleks I had to walk out the last quarter mile but my fast pace was pretty good, 7:15-8:30, slow pace 9:30. I welcomed a leisurely 4 mile run Saturday although I had considered not running it. I'm glad I did though. I had a goal for the week and I wanted to met it. Today's long run was a little tougher than last weekend because I had a lot of miles on my feet already and I was not really mentally ready. I decided to mind trick myself into thinking the run wasn't 16 miles but that meant running up a 2 mile incline. The last 4 miles was run/walk and the last mile was an all out walk due to right hamstring discomfort. Luckily all is better now after an ice bath and shower. I did well the other days with my running and held my MP when I had to and made sure to take it easy on runs that I was told to.
My nutrition has improved with an increase in protein, more fruit, and more raw veggies. My weight has stayed the same but my measurements have decreased. However, the weight stabilization could be due to the increase muscle in my quads and hamstrings that are noticeable now. Yay!
Another week = a week of success. Next week a little less mileage and a little easier with the pace to give the legs a break. It's going to be another good month! Last month I logged 148 miles, my most in a month ever. I look forward to July!
I live. I dream. I run.