You skipped the long run?! And Mileage recap

My apologies yet again for being MIA this weekend-I have been in a funk and not feeling well. Absence makes the heart grow fonder though, right?!?

Skipping the Long Run..
Sometimes, you will have days/weekends when you will find that the long run just isn’t for you. That was me this weekend. No matter how hard I tried to, I couldn’t do it. I was sidelined with an awful stomach ache that just will (still) not leave, no matter what I did(do). I procrastinated all morning on Saturday, and when it became clear that I wouldn’t be doing a long run, I ended up running 10 on my treadmill. Sidenote:I really dislike NOT running my long run on Saturday.
I thought by skipping it until Sunday, I surely would wake up with pep in step & raring to go.
NOPE.
Sunday dawned with just as much exhaustion and belly aches as Saturday. UGHHHHHH….. I pushed myself out the door anyway. I knew immediately going into it that it, in fact, would NOT be a long run like I had planned.
Total miles run: 13.50..
Honestly, everybody has bad days. I am human…not a robot. And truthfully, I actually didn’t need to run a 20 this weekend.
My training for Hyannis is done:
I have logged the miles, done my Yasso’s, sprints, and tempos. For the past five weeks, I have done a 20+ mile run every single Saturday:
I am ready.
A bad weekend will NOT derail me. Sometimes, sh*t just happens.

Anyways, I did have a wonderful weekend with my family and got to see this beauty saturday night:

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(my niece is like her aunt:she likes all pictures to have her in them šŸ˜‰
And one more…(my silly niece and silly stepdaughter)

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mileage recap:
Monday-strength workout, no running
Tuesday-9 miles, 1 hour
Wednesday-13 miles 1 hr 39 minutes
Thursday-nada. Zilch. Nothing
Friday-8 miles 1 hour 2 minutes
Saturday-10 miles-1 hr 15 minutes
Sunday-13.50-1:55 minutes
Total:53.50

With less than two weeks to go, I am entering “tapering” mode…. I will be back later with a description of what tapering is and how I can manage to do that while still keeping my fitness for Boston!

everybody have a great start to your week!

When is the last time you were sidelined for a reason other than an injury?

What’d you do this weekend!
-rest relax and spend time with family!

RUN FREE, RUN STRONG!!

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7 thoughts on “You skipped the long run?! And Mileage recap

  1. I’m so happy that I’m not the only one who has had this happen once or twice in the course of marathon training. It’s like you do everything in your power to get out there, and it still won’t work. Oh well. I am feeling good enough today to hit my 7 miler, and to do some speed work tomorrow, so no biggie šŸ™‚

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