Happy Monday to you! I am here to recap some fabulous running from last week!! It was a bit of a SUPER week mileage wise – 91.8 miles to be exact! Let’s recap and see how it all went down.
Monday AM- 10.22 morning miles enjoying the cool breeze off of the lake. Getting in over 10 miles before the work day even starts is kind of my favorite thing.
Monday PM- 3.32 miles after teaching spin. I was clearly on a roll that day. Love my double run days.
Tuesday AM- 7.12 miles after the rain. Y’all, we had a ridiculous amount of rain last week down in Texas. It truly felt like springtime with the rain and humidity. So it was a lot of me having to wait until the storms pass to get out there and bust it out. It ended up being a good run during that lull in the storms.
Tuesday PM- 3.22 miles after the gym. Running on some tired legs.
Wednesday AM- 7.25 miles. Humid and breezy. I did love the morning breeze though as the frigid air is starting to get a tad warmer. Back to wearing shorts on the run.
Wednesday PM- 4.12 miles to end the day. It rained again during this run but there was something about running in the rain that was cleansing to my spirit. I know I sound like a total hippie saying that, but oh well.
Thursday AM- 11.05 miles, back with the breakfast club crew. It felt good to get back to running without torrential downpours of rain.
Thursday PM- 4.03 miles done. Of course I had to throw some strides in there for good measure. It felt good to see 7 minute miles back on my watch.
Friday- REST DAY
Saturday- Last day of crazy rain for the week. I ended up running at lunchtime. I was selected as an official PACER for the COWTOWN ULTRA (first time pacing a 50k race, but I have paced a few times both half and full marathons) on Sunday and needed my legs to be good and tired for the pace I was supposed to be running. So, 10.23 miles done the day before the race.
Oh – and I told y’all I would be posting more food pics (when you run high mileage you forget to do things like take endless selfies of yourself and pics of food what can I say buuuut I am trying to be a better blogger I promise – end rant) Here was my breakfast that morning. Starbucks Americano and egg bites. OMG why didn’t y’all tell me how good the egg bites at Starbucks were?!? I’m in love. I need to recreate these at home, stat. Or, just hire someone to make them for me.
Sunday- I ran the Cowtown Ultra!! Race day pace day. Recap to come. Me and my pace partner made a great team and got everyone to the finish in a timely manner. Woohoo! I am a tad sore today after all of that runnin.
Pacers gonna pace.
Oh, and I celebrated afterwards in Deep Ellum with adult beverages with friends. Cheers.
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? Have you ever been a pacer for a race? Any more races on the horizon?
I am debating on signing up for a St. Patty’s Day 5k in March…just because there will be a lot of fun friends/tailgating involved. We shall see. Oh yeah, and all of these races too. I’ve already signed up for the Hachie 50 miler in May again so getting back on track with more ultra training! Woot woot.
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Thanks for a great post. I am encouraged and inspired by your running. I am a newer running, just doing 4 miles for now, but working on longer runs this Spring/Summer. I noticed you run every day. Does it work well by adjusting the running lengths, and do you find your body ever needs a break in between?
2 posts you should read that will help…https://thedancingrunner.com/2015/07/16/5-ways-to-increase-endurance-and-mileage/ and https://thedancingrunner.com/2017/11/21/4-tips-for-base-building/ – hope this helps you!! I love answering questions and helping runners. Just respect the distance, be kind and listen your body and always rest when needed!! Plus get on a training plan, there are a ton online. Google Hal Higdon if you are training for a race which will help give you some structure. That’s the easiest way to build mileage safely without injury. Cheers to you!
Thank you so much for your information there. That is so helpful and I really appreciate it. I will read these two posts you have suggested. My goal by end of Spring is a 10 km race, which would be maybe around 7.5 or 8 miles? Thanks, I will google Hal Higdon as well!
10k is 6.2 miles, and yes clearly very do-able if you already going 4 miles on a consistent basis. Here would be a plan specifically tailored for a 10k for ya. http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51122/10-K-Training-Guide-Novice-Program
Wow thanks so much dancing runner for including this link. That is very cool. I love especially the inclusion of cross training. That is something I have been missing. Adding in some other types of exercise. And I like that the longest run is always on Sundays (or Sat) which will work out for me well. Looking forward to trying this!
Fabulous!! Yes love cross training!
The St. Patty’s day race sounds like fun.
I’ve seen those egg bites at Starbucks. I think I’ll try them.
They really are yummy!!!
Great week of training- I’m so jealous of how many miles you can run in a week and do an ultra on Sunday- can’t wait to read the recap to see how it went. Those egg bites look tasty too, I might have to go to Starbucks for breakfast soon.
Thank you love!! Recap is up!!! https://thedancingrunner.com/2018/02/26/race-day-pace-day-cowtown-ultramarathon-recap/
CLEARLY you love double run days. 🙂
I do!! Almost as much as I love my readers 😜 even you!!
A great week!!i have a question for you- about how long does it take you to do ten miles? I’m picturing your days:)
Meh…it depends on how I’m feeling. Would you like to join me sometime? 😉 Usually 1 hour and some change.
Haha I’d be choking on your dust:)
Don’t you run like a 6 minute pace or something psychotic like that?! 😉 I’m sure it takes you 5 minutes!! lol You are crazy fast mama!
Haha I wish! I run a 6min kilometre, not mile:(. I’d be so far behind you, you’d never see me.
Oh, got it. So #european 🙂
haha nope, CANADIAN LOL
Same thing!! xoxo
That is a serious mileage week! I have no idea how you ultra runners do it!
As a side note: I just read your “about me” section. I grew up in VA and vacationed in VA Beach every summer right near your college town AND I used to live in TX (San Antonio). It’s a small world!
So AWESOME!! I love me some VA Beach. I really miss being there and the beautiful waterfront back in college. I will definitely need to get back there to the Hampton Roads area one of these days! Thanks for visiting!
Why did you wait so long to try those bacon egg bites??!! I have to try and not get them everyday!! I fight to get 90 miles some months and you make that your weekly mileage…beast!! I have never paced a group, but we seem to be pretty consistent with the 2:20-2:30 Half unless it’s 80 degrees out!! I’m not sure I could handle the pressure of getting someone to their goal and possibly failing.
I bet you and your hubby would make a great pace team for sure!! 🙂 🙂