|April 10, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
So, I haven’t blogged in a few days. I am not going to apologize for my absence because I don’t think anyone was actually overly concerned with where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. But, now that I’m back in blogging action, you get to hear all about it whether you like it or not.
Also, I’m feeling a little surly this morning as I was up until the not so gentle hour of 2am working on the final touches of my application to earn a spot on Team Nuun for the Hood to Coast Relay.
Considering my normal bedtime is 9am and I want back on this team more than pretty much anything else in the running universe, the surliness is at a pretty sky high level. Apologies in advance.
So, since we last talked a lot of pretty fantastic things have happened.
1) I hit my highest mileage week ever. After the 65 miles in seven days achievement, I decided to shoot for 70 the next week, a number well within the whole 10 percent increase rule, and again, a number I never really thought my injury prone body would see.
And I hit it with 72 miles. I actually accidentally kind of sort of hit 75 because I decided to just ignore the whole Cherry Blossom 10 miler and start counting by the DailyMile week of Monday-Sunday instead of Sunday to Saturday. And then when I was out celebrating the engagement of two of my favorite people in the world, I realized I had hit 75. Some people drunk text, I drunk tally my miles.
2) I had one of the best long runs of this training cycle, and maybe ever. On Saturday, I met up with this girl (who is about to kill it at Boston so hard) and a few guys to get some miles in. We did 10 with Melody, which was awesome, since I do not see her nearly enough, dropped her off so she could taper like a smart person, and then kept going. When we kept going we dropped the pace down to my MGP and faster. 22 miles for the day with 8ish at MGP or lower. It was the perfect blend of old running friends, new running friends, and oh so much runners highing. (And maybe a little bit of questioning whether I am making the right decision.)
And then I refueled, Virginia winery style. I highly recommend it.
3) I added to my bike family.
I’m going to cruise so hard so much.
I was devastated by the lack of pink cruisers when I went bike shopping and had to get one RIGHT THAT SECOND, but it’s nothing some hot pink accessorizing can’t help.
I’m more concerned about people stealing my basket than my bike.
And that’s officially all of the time I have for the morning. Happy Tuesday, sweat hard and enjoy some miles!