Monday, February 20, 2012

Cleveland Marathon Training, week 5

I lost my running mojo sometime between the end of week four and the beginning of week five. That was approximately 36 hours of time for me to go from super excited to super unmotivated. Strange how our minds work, isn't it? Last week I wrote this post (here) talking about it so I won't rehash it. Suffice to say, it was a different week than the previous weeks so far in my Cleveland Marathon training.

Saturday was by far the easiest run of the week. Most likely because I was running with my best running friends Jamie and Kate. We were away with a few other mom friends a girls' weekend getaway, and we got up for our long run on Saturday morning. I know, I know....we could have slept in, we could have stayed up late "celebrating" being on our own. But, we decided to get up before the rest of the house was up and go run many miles! (It's a sickness....this running addiction!)

Me, Kate & Jamie before our run

We had a great time on our run. Kate ran her farthest distance ever at EIGHT miles. Yay, Kate!!!!! I LOVE running with friends as they hit new distance milestones, so exciting! I told her that am hoping to be there for her first double digit run, but it looks like it's the same weekend of our Half Marathon in March. Hopefully we can work something out! The Kokosing Gap Trail is fantastic if you are anywhere in the east/central part of Ohio. It is an old rail line that they have made into a paved trail for cycling, walking, running, etc. It is mostly flat and goes for many miles. We ran northeast with Kate, turned around, were able to drop her off at the cars and then went south for the rest of our miles. For me, the first 2-3 miles were rough (as usual on a long run), but once I got warmed up I was fine. The straightness (is that really a word?!) of the trail drives me crazy, but it was just a nice easy run. The sky was clear and the sun was out for a good portion of our run. So nice to see in February!

Hoping that my running mojo is back for week six as my long run distance increases. Keep your fingers crossed for me that my new shoes and my weekend away did the trick!

Week 5 stats:

Monday: 5 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday: 3.25 miles plus strength training
Wednesday: 6 tempo miles
Thursday: 5.5 miles plus more strength training
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 14 miles (bumped my 12 to 14 to run the whole distance with Jamie)
Sunday: REST!

Total for week 5 of marathon training: 33.75

1 comment:

  1. All I have to say is I love the Run for Fun bondiband in this picture :) :)


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