Sixty-seven and four tenths miles for May.
May got me up to 9-mile long runs. Finally, runs of substance…feels like it took so long to get past 4 and 5 milers. Although the 9.5 I did this past Saturday was the suckiest of the suck. Looooong uphills, heat, humidity and back again. I felt like ass for 5 miles and then it was awesome and I felt amazing later. This is good, as I have a 10-miler on Saturday to mark the official start of marathon training so I have really start getting psyched up for the 7am Saturday training runs.
May introduced me to a new running partner. JessT has finally succumbed to my whining and has now met me for 3 or 4 early morning runs. It’s awesome because we have two totally different approaches; she runs under the theory of “the faster you run, the faster you are finished”, where my long-distance training comes into play even for 3-milers and I find myself pacing and reserving energy for the first 2 miles. Not productive. So she keeps me on my toes and is teaching me to have faster starts.
May also saw the addition of a new runner in the crew. Laura B has officially joined the running ranks and, I believe, is looking for a kick ass 5-K sometime in September to mark her foray into the sport. Suggestions?
Here’s to no more twinges, no pain, comfy shoes and 20-mile weeks in June!
Oooh and stay tuned for the next post: MKR: The Counterop Edition