Third and Final 50 Miler Peak Week
|September 17, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
I am back from an insanely fun and insanely sleep-deprived weekend in Wisconsin.
We ran (a lot). We ate (a lot. Mostly cheese curds, both fresh and fried). And we drank (somewhere in the vicinity of all of the beer in Wisconsin).
And after approximately 17 hours of sleep in the last 24 hours, I think I might be feeling alive and normal again. Just in time for taper.
But before we kick off the taper fun, here is how my third and final peak week went down:
Tuesday: 11 miles w/8 hill repeats
Maybe showed up slightly anxious. Had some words about the fact that I was missing said evening workout but that I was FINE with it. Maybe didn’t convince my friends.
I’m working on it.
Wednesday: 6.5 easy miles in the am
11 easy miles in the pm
Thursday: 11.5 miles w/5 miles at HMP (half marathon pace)
Lunch run: 6 miles
Friday: 4 easy miles along the lake in Milwaukee
Saturday: North Face Madison Endurance Challenge 50k
Full race report later. I had SO MUCH FUN running this 50k. I met all of my goals for the race and had a blast doing it. I didn’t think I could be any more excited to toe the line at Can Lake in less than three weeks, and then I spent four hours and forty five blissful minutes on 31 miles of gorgeous trails in Wisconsin with two hundred new friends, and my level of excitement quadrupled.
Sunday: 10 miles
By far, the worst run of the week. After one last champ night of beer and curds in Milwaukee, we flew back to DC on minimal sleep and in my opinion, looking absolutely fantastic and well rested.
After landing, I spent the majority of the day horizontal. Napping and texting “BUT I DON’T WANT TO RUN” to everyone in my phone book. Finally, around 6:30pm, I forced myself out the door.
My legs were on autopilot and carried me around my go-to 10 mile loop. They actually felt great. The rest of me, however, not so great. I obviously fell during the race, and my entire upper body feels bruised and sore. I was tired. I wanted to be back in bed. But I knew I needed to go for a decent run, so I didn’t spend the next 3 weeks kicking myself for allowing a shitty ending to my last peak week.
Total miles for the week: 91