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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Running Update & Life Happenings

Well my running has not been up to par lately.  I was supposed to do a long run while we were in Sonoma and that just didn't happen. I did get an 8 miler in which was better than I thought, but still not close to that 13 miles.  So I took a lot of "rest days" in the last week and when I thought when I did my runs this week that I would feel like a million bucks. Wrong again. My legs felt like they weighed a million lbs and I was sllllooowww.  On my run tonight I started to this that maybe I just wasn't in shape, that maybe I am not taking my training as seriously.  When I was training for the Nashville marathon, I trained almost solely on a treadmill.  Being on a treadmill forced me to do more intervals and speedwork.  I would get so bored on the treadmill that I had to change the speed all the time. Since I have been running outside it has been pretty consistent speed - averaging around 9:15 pretty consistently. These last 3 weeks before I start to taper I am going to try to do more speed work and some repeat miles on the treadmill.  It is also getting me nervous for the 20 miler I have on the schedule this weekend.

This weeks runs:

Sunday & Monday: "Rest Day" -- really just me being lazy
Tuesday: 4 quick miles before I went to dinner with the girls! (It was supposed to be 5 miles, but I didn't want to be late for dinner)
Wednesday: 6 miles (8 miler was on the schedule, but it was just so hot and muggy.  My legs were moving so slow)
Thursday:  I am hoping to do a 5 miler
Friday:  I may do a 3 mile shake out run or just do a workout video
Saturday: 20 miles on the schedule!!

I had a girls dinner last night at Reverie which is a new restaurant that opened in River North just 3 weeks ago.  It has the same chef as Sunda.  We shared a few salads and a sushi role and it was all really delicious.  I wasn't even really hungry when we went, but still ended up eating too much! I was a bad blogger and completely forgot to take any pictures, but I would definitely recommend anyone to go there.  It was completely empty when we went which was surprising, because it just opened.

Bachelorette party is on the schedule for this weekend!  Hopefully this weekend I'll remember to take more pictures.  Still working on my reviews from Sonoma so stay tuned, because it may be a while.

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