One of the main highlights of the week was finally deciding on my marathon shoes. This had caused me a great deal of grief over the past few weeks but after a lengthy bitch session to Kim, (muchos thanks BTW for listening to me being a head case) I took my fresh out of the box Newtons for an 8 mile run and it was pure bliss. I don't know why I didn't wear them sooner- probably since the memory of the old ones giving me blisters was still fresh in my mind- but DUH they were old and beyond their prime! I seriously don't know why I tried to change the shoes I've worn for multiple marathons. Derp.
Shamrock Shuffle also went really well- more on that in another post.
The main lowlight of the week was getting food poisoning Sunday evening post shamrock. (I have really bad luck within 2 weeks of a marathon).
Tuesday: 8 mile run
Wednesday: 10 cycle
Thursday: 7 cycle, 2 run
Saturday: 7 mile run, 2.82 mile run (MRC)
Sunday: 4.97 mile run (Shamrock Shuffle)
Total: 4:37:24 for 41.79 miles
3:18:34 for 24.79 miles running
1:18:50 for 17 miles cycling
I had planned on another mid distance run before Saturday's run and now I don't remember why I took the unplanned rest day. Oh well.
The 8 mile run on Tuesday was amazing. Fresh kicks, gorgeous lakefront, nice weather- what more could I want? I wanted a few GMP miles and settled on a few GMP and 3 tempo 7:3x miles. I felt so freaking good. It was probably the best run I've had all year- or at least top 3.
Thursday we took CB to the vet for his comprehensive exam/vaccinations. He enjoyed riding in the car. I just got a call from the vet saying the biopsy on a lump in his leg came back benign. Yay!
Saturday was our Mikkeller Running club run. As always, we had a ton of fun. Surprisingly despite the whacky weather, we ran during a nice pocket of sunshine further cementing that our club only meets on near *perfect* weather days.
The weather was so strange on Saturday. Full on whiteout conditions for 5 min, followed by 20 minutes of sunshine. Go home Chicago weather, you're drunk!
Of course, run club wouldn't be complete without beer and some shots. I love Fireball too much. We're a fun crowd.
I need to get a few more solid workouts in this week- mainly a speed sesh and 2 middle distance runs with some GMP thrown in.
Continue to eat well.
Get a massage.
Join us for our next MRC run on May 7. Info: HERE