Full of ups and downs…and miles!! With lots of late nights, fireworks, and fun, my runs sufferer a little…but I made it happen the best way I know how!
Monday- After a full day of “rest”, little man and I headed out for a mile before the family and friends cookout and fireworks show!
Tuesday- It just so happens that my plan called for 4 miles on the 4th of July : ) An “easy” out and back on the flat back roads is just what my sore knees needed.
Why is it that flat courses feel harder than hilly ones?
Wednesday- Post late night #2…8 miles in the books in 99% humidity – no lies! I was surprised to see it when I checked my phone at 5am…
Thursday- My morning consisted of hitting the snooze, turning off my alarms with the intention of getting up with the next one (didn’t happen), woke up in a fright since I DIDN’T wake up with the last one…and then spent my morning doing dishes, making a hot breakfast, quickly packing up my lunch/snacks, doing 2 loads of laundry, and packing up my lunchtime workout bag…
So, off to the trails I go for a lunch run!
While I am not getting the needed miles today, I plan to just split my 8 miles today into tomorrow… 4 lunch trail miles today, 4 morning miles (hopefully!) tomorrow… It’s too hot for a super fast-paced run – 95 degrees (101 feel) – yuck!
Friday- Morning 4 to make up the difference from the missed miles yesterday.
While I am not an advocate of “making up workouts”, I would rather get in the necessary miles in any way I can. Rather than waiting until today to run the full 8-mile workout from yesterday, I decided to break it up into two 4-mile runs. While this is probably not how the training plan intended on me running the miles, I made it work. If I would have run the full 8 today, I may be more tired for my 22/10 back-to-back this weekend… Either way, it is done.
Saturday- Today is my group run for the week! The planned run is roughly 6 miles – then I run out and back 2 miles to make the full 10 for today! Since I ran late, I drove to the meet up location, ran one 6-mile loop, and then ran around the park a while to make up the last 4 miles.
I am saving my longer 22 mile run until tomorrow because the hubs can be home with little man while I head out to run the Konza : ) Lots of loops to come tomorrow!!
Sunday- Early morning at the Konza! I cannot start too early since the park has open/closed times and I always FAIL to get out on time…so was able to start close to 6:30 am – before many of the “sunrise walkers” came out. I planned on running round-and-round-and-round 2 of the 3 loops so A) I could get in some good elevation changes, and B) I wasn’t running the same loop more than 8 times (like I did for my 20 miler a couple weeks ago).
Since I got out late, the heat hit me hard…and I am not sure my kidneys will ever make it through a long, hot run. Oh well, a lot of walking to keep my HR low-ish… I was able to get 19 of my 22 mile run in before the heat and lack of extra water got to me. Better luck next weekend!
…and tomorrow is a rest day! Make it happen!
Weekly Miles : 52 miles
1248 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Monday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Tuesday- 4 miles
Wednesday- 10 miles
Thursday- 8 miles
Friday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Saturday– 22 miles
Sunday- 10 miles
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26 thoughts on “hawk fifty mile training | w9”
Busy week, but you got it done, lady. Kudos to you! I was wearing the same roga skirt yesterday 🙂
Yaass! My favorite piece of gear…I just wish I had more colors 😀😀
Lindsey – Just have to tell you how proud Nancy and I are of you and your ability to run, run, run!! Very very proud to call you our daughter! Love Papa and Nana!
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Thanks Mike! It means a lot ❤ I apologized to Matt the other day about being gone so long in the morning and he said, “Well, I got you into this…” I guess that makes sense b/c he gifted me the race registration 😜😜
Nice mileage this week! 50 miles is a lot of ground to cover but I’m confident you’ll be up to the challenge!
Oh yes, a lot of miles – but my mini goals will be to get to the next aid station. Small bites will get me to the finish line 🙂
The Konza area looks really pretty and a nice place to run, but in that last pic I can see it’s not shaded. That section would be brutal on a long run! Good job getting in as many miles as you did!
There are a lot of sections that are not shaded…a lot! 🙂 But I have a better plan of action for this weekend!
Great job on running 19 miles! Even though you wanted to do 22, it is best to listen to your body and the weather conditions. So you’re doing 22 again on Saturday?
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Wow, awesome job! A fifty-mile race??? You rock. And that orange skirt from your third photo – love it!!
My skirt is from Oiselle – love their shirts!
Last week was a rest/recovery week for me, but I got in most of my planned workouts. Good job getting through your week and doing those 19 miles. It’s still a success even if it wasn’t the exact mileage you planned.
Any miles are successful miles : ) The training plan can’t always be perfect…I just need to remember that!
I actually tend to do well on flat courses & enjoy them. 🙂 Of course I’ve run very few of them . . .
I can’t even fathom that many miles. You’re doing great!
I enjoy the hillier ones for sure 🙂 Probably just for the challenge…ha!
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A lot of people prefer some hills — most of my best races have been on pretty flat courses!
I certainly favor hills 😉
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Nice job on your training this week! A 50 mile race is quite a challenge.
What a week! These hot days are killer on my short runs, I can’t imagine the long ones!
It’s almost like you get used to it on the longer ones…just stay hydrated and cool off when you can!
I don’t know if I’ve ever run 50 miles in one week! Way to go!
What an awesome week! 50 miles is amazing!