Whew! I ran 27 miles this week. So, if there is ever a week-long marathon, I’m already ready! Last week, I had a little training lesson: I can’t run at all the day after a long run and I should follow the schedule as written. Got it.
This week, I did my runs as scheduled: 5 ‘easy’ (misleading…) miles on Monday, 4 miles Tuesday, 3 miles Wednesday, 5 miles Fridau and TEN MILES today! I ran TWENTY SEVEN miles this week.
Tuesday and Wednesday were treadmill miles and I ran faster those days. There’s something about the floor moving under you. If you don’t keep going at its pace, you fall off ;-). The other days were pretty slow – ranging from about 12-1/2 minute miles to almost 14 minute miles.
How’s my knee? Today marks three months exactly since my knee surgery! It feels just okay. I can tell that my quad isn’t as strong as it should be, yet. Every once in a while, I feel like my knee is buckling and my quads not strong enough to stop it. Also, today after about 7 miles, it started to ache a little bit. It wasn’t so bad that I felt I should stop but just enough to remind me it’s there.
All in all, I feel good. My husband reminded me this morning that part of this training is to get me mentally prepared to run hours, and hours, and hours, and hours… It can beat you down and make you feel defeated.
I don’t feel defeated. I ran double digits today, 27 miles this week and that’s pretty dang good!!
UPDATE: One day, I will learn to COUNT! THIS WAS WEEK 3… 😉