Happy Superbowl Sunday! I’m not a huge football person, but I am a big fan of sitting around eating junk food and watching funny commercials. (Alas, we don’t get to see the commercials here. Poop sandwich.)
Now to a sport that I do really like – running! We’re down to 6 weeks until the Konigsforst Marathon – a mere month and a half! Training has flown by, and I expect these next few weeks will as well.
- Number of workouts this week: an interval run, a crappy 10-miler, a “long” 12-miler, and two walks.
- Total number of miles run so far during training: 213.15 (28 this week!)
- Geronimo’s total number of miles this week:6.5!
- Temperature on the coldest run: 40, I think. It was a warm week!
- Days until the marathon: 42
Geronimo had a great running week. Unfortunately, it’s also been a dirty, dirty running week. With the snow all melted but the rain persisting, the roads are really wet. After each run, I had to towel off his feet, legs, and underbelly. One time I was too slow and G-mo let loose a big dog shake getting dirt everywhere. Thanks for that, dog. (I was much more prepared the next time around.)
On our long run, Geronimo kept me company for 3 miles. The other 9 I spent solo meandering through Mantel. I decided to not worry about my pace since that was such a hang-up for me on Wednesday. That ended up being the right thing to do; I felt fantastic for the entire run.
Less than fantastic was the rain. Somewhere around mile 2 it started to sprinkle. When I dropped G-mo off at home, I considered getting a jacket but then thought, “naaah.” Yes, I am a woman who can run 12 miles but is too lazy to go up one flight of stairs to get a jacket. I ended up getting pretty soaked. For the most part it doesn’t bother me, I just don’t like when my feet get wet. Wet feet = blisters. I could do without more of those.
Long run Stats:
- 12 mile finish time: 2:05:56
- Average pace: 10:29 per mile
Big things headed my way in terms of running. Next week, the long run will be a distance of 18 miles. (Gulp!) Only three more weeks, and then it’s taper time!*