So I just collapsed on my couch with a couple of ice packs and decided not to move for a few hours. Feeling pretty good... did my second 10 mile run. That makes 25 for the week, my highest yet.
Toward the end I kinda felt like I could have kept going... maybe I should have. I just read an article about overtraining, I was out of gatorade and my ankle has been hurting on and off, so it was probably best that I didn't, though of course now I have that nagging "how far could I have gone" mentality. Next time.
Ran with a runners club out of Granville. Very good group of people. Some were way too fast but I fell in nicely at a 10-minute pace with the slower group. We did 6 miles through the Denison Bioreserve, which I never knew existed until today. Definitely going back, beautiful area and good practice for upcoming trail runs, which I hands down prefer to the road.
Most of the group did the marathon a few weeks ago, and they stopped after 6 so I cut down to the bike trail on my own. I don't like running without my iPod, the silence was eery, but I got it done.
Got breakfast and then went right to the gym to do my strength training. Was definitely a little slower on that but now I'm done done done done done for the weekend.
The rest of this week was pretty routine. Did 6 on the bike trail both Monday and Wednesday, did hills on the treadmill Tuesday, did the elliptical Thursday.
I'm not sore at all... but usually that comes a few hours later.
Next week I have 6 Monday, hills Tuesday, 4 Wednesday, 4 Thursday (I might do the elliptical again), off Friday and the race at Mohican Saturday.
I use an online mileage tracker... just took this screen grab of my weekly mileage tracked since I started all this craziness in May! (The highest weeks are 24.7, 24 and 25, respectively)