This week also marked the HALFWAY point in my training. Where has all the time gone!?!?! Time flies when youre having fun.
Monday- Easy 5
Got back from Vegas around 1am. Went to work. Was exhausted. Ran 5 miles, then picked up my little man from boarding.And I bought him an owl.
Took my little man for a walk through Grant Park and all the Lolla setup, and saw a vividly painted dumpster.
I LOVE OWLS!
Wednesday- Speed. 4x1.5 mile repeats/ threshold workout. By the last one, I was drenched in sweat and happy to be done. Although I felt like I could have kept going.
Thursday- Easy 5
Little man had to go to the vet for his vaccinations and physical. He got a clean bill of health and was very happy to see me when I picked him up.
I also bought a new bathing suit! Not like i'll be hitting the Lake Michigan beach anytime soon, but at least I wont have to deal with heinous halter top tan lines anymore if I go for some post run sun on our rooftop.
Not much to see here. Just an easy 8 the day before my long run.
Saturday- LONG RUN 18 miles, with 8 @ GMP (Goal Marathon Pace).
I honestly thought there was no way I'd be able to pull this run off. My legs were tired from 23 miles of runs the 3 days prior and I woke up feeling "blah." I didnt eat anything for breakfast because I just wanted to hit the lakefront and get this run done. and mainly because I couldnt get my tired ass out of bed at 4am to eat something quick. Instead I was on the path at 5:50am.
This workout was a huge confidence builder.
My legs are a little achy, nothing some hops cant fix. I spent the rest of the day with friends drinking beers and eating some good food and was happy to get out of the house for an afternoon.
Salt tabs and water only on this run. Forgot the goji berries i was going to eat at home. (sad face)
I ate 100% non processed foods/drinks Monday-Friday. Saturday I broke it in favor of eating some tacos from Big Star with friends. I feel much better physically and plan to continue eating a higher percentage of non processed foods each week. I just wont let this experiment of eating non processed foods become disordered eating. I don't generally eat or drink many processed things to begin with, but I do have some room to improve my food intake.
50 days until Fox Valley. #FVMBQorBUST