Wow, I managed to run four out of the last five days. It's about damn time I started being more consistent. I think it was signing up for Boise. It was really warm yesterday (%0 degrees!) so I did 8 miles at the airport. Now I'm staring out my window watching the snow fall and dreading my evening on the trainer. Gotta love the Midwest.
But I have to say I'm proud of my mileage since Thursday. Here's the totals:
Th: 5 miles
F: 0 miles
S: 8 miles
S: 6 miles
M: 8 miles
A whopping 27 miles in 4 days of running. I know it's nothing earth-shattering, but that's pretty big mileage for me. I've been worrying about the 50k, too. You can't fake a 50k and I don't want to drop out after the first lap (about 13 miles). My base is better than it was last year, but that's not saying much. I suppose when approaching your first ultra, a little fear is the correct response. Especially since my longest run is a 1/2 marathon. What on earth did I get myself into?
The plan tonight was 90 min on the trainer, but I think instead I'm going to do 60 min and then go for a 30 min run. I haven't done a brick in a long time and the trainer will be more tolerable if I know I'm running outside afterwards. I love being outside but I do miss the long days of summer.
2 days ago