Back to Back to Back Runs
|After Our 20 Miler|
I'm starting to feel better about my training mileage now. I have been running 60+ miles per week and getting in some 30+ mile weekends.
Last weekend (Friday - Sunday) I ran 12, 10, 20.
Thanks to my awesome running partner CSR meeting me at 5:00am on Sunday, I was able to get in a 20+ mile long run!
This weekend I am running another back to back to back run (actually there should be one more "back" in there, but who's counting?).
Here's the plan:
- 6 miles this afternoon (I need to get in some hot and humid 90+ degree running before July 4th - it's going to be HOT)
- 13.1 miles tonight at midnight (a group is running a half marathon on Folly Beach - yes for fun)
- 10 miles Saturday at 6:00am (CharlestonRuns with Coach Greg - can't miss that)
- 11+ miles Sunday (to finish off my last weekend of hard running before my taper)
So if all goes well, I should get in 40+ miles in the next three days. The key here is going to be recovery after each run (getting in the right amounts of carbs and protein). I am also testing the last few fuel items I want for the race.
Not that I am some super runner or anything, but I was asked the other day how do I get out and run this much (not how I run this much, but how do I get myself to run this much - my wife the English major will be so happy that I made that distinction).
Its such a hard question to answer. I mean, I do need motivation sometimes but most of the time I just want to run (and I want to run far!).
|Picture from Runners World July 2012|
Last week I really needed some motivation (if you sent me an email or left a comment - thanks!; if not - what's up with that?).
I ended up looking at some old pictures to see just how far I had come. I also needed to look back at some of the adventures I have had in the last five years to remind myself of the payoff for all this hard work.
Friday night while I was running over the Cooper River Bridge, I kept thinking to myself "how lucky am I to be able to do this!" You just look around and see all these amazing sites and feel this incredible energy in and around your body.
I don't know, that's how I feel anyway...