Here is how week 7 went for me:
Saturday- 3mi/about 28:15 9mi/1:36:09 for a total of 12mi Long Run
This week was full of WIND. I really do not like running in the wind, I know though who does?? The extra effort it takes really wipes me out and I have noticed that my shins seem to hurt when its windy. Not sure that the two are related but just weird! Due to Sheri doing Boot Camp 3 days a week just about the only runs we have been doing together is Long Run, I really don't enjoy running alone after having a buddy by my side for so long now but its been okay. My legs also seemed to have a hard time recovering after last weeks 11mi. I really had to push myself this week and was really happy with all of my times considering the way my legs felt. Thursdays 6mi we did run together and I was VERY thankful since I have had to push this week!
We also did another race and divided our long run up. (Read my race report HERE) I forgot to stop my garmin at the end of the race and still haven't seen my official finish time but I know it was a 28 something! While we was still at the race we was deciding where we should finish the rest of our 9mi and decided we would have my mom drop us off at Perryville a little town that was about 9mi to where Sheri's and moms car was parked and we had mom drop us some water at a church that was along the way. OMG was all I was really thinking we are going to run from Perryville to Danville?? after we just finished a race that was nothing but hills! Although both of us had traveled this road several times in our lives it had nevered seemed as hilly as it is running it. The first couple of miles was okay we kept about a 10:30 pace and I started feeling pretty decent about the time we reached our water, which was perfectly placed at 4.5miles~ THANKS MOM:) The next 4.5 miles wasn't so great. Both of us was struggling my left foot and right knee was killing me, Sheri's hamstring was hurting WE WAS READY TO BE DONE!! At about mile 8.5 I truely felt like it didn't matter to me if I walked the last half mile, we didn't walk an entire half mile but we did have several moments of walking during the last 4.5 miles but we still did AWESOME!!
How do you feel about running in the WIND? If it is a cold wind would you rather run on the dreadmill or still Brave the elements? Does a warm extreme windy day take you inside? Just about the only thing that forces me inside now is rain, if possible I will delay my run to another day just to avoid the dreadmill, I just don't enjoy it:)
|Mom stopped to take a pic after she dropped us off!|