My chart is filtered to show running mileage for the week. 29.29 miles...and the last time I do any taxing workouts.
My legs are tired! So very tired...I plan to keep it low key from here on out.
My legs are taking so long to recover from my 20 miler last weekend. Technically, I don't think the 20 miler did me in, I think running a few days after it did. LOL
I took Sunday and Monday off for my feet after my 20 miler. Tuesday's (25th) 8 was a hilly run and I did my best to hold a steady pace. I felt all kinds of leg fatigue the next day! The Shredded 8 was the nail in the coffin. My legs felt so fatigued during the warm up mile, but I pushed my 1/4 mile picks up for seven miles, and then ran one cool down mile. When I was done I felt something in my legs I have never felt before. I think piling miles on top of that long run was the biggest challenge I have ever faced.
I know a lot of training plans do a few 20's - I think I would end up injured, unless I took 4 or 5 days to rest before running again.
I am fatigued to a whole new level. I hope the next two weeks are enough to get some zip back in me before race day.
I have been trying to roll out sore spots on my ball and use my stick roller.
I struggled last week trying to fight off a cold. Saturday I finally had to give in. My head was so stuffy when I woke up, I rolled back over and slept. I waited until Sunday to run, it was the right call. I actually decided to sleep in Sunday and run in the sunlight. I am not a fan of late day running, but it felt awesome to sleep and I do need to practice race day. I've done a handful of late day runs in this training cycle trying to prepare myself, but I am still praying I get a nice cold day! In 70 degrees I was able to maintain my (just barely) goal race pace, but I was putting out a lot of effort - made me wonder if I could hang on to it another few hours...likely not.
October 2016, holds a few milestones for me. My longest runs ever...first 18, then 20, and my highest mileage ever. The month has flown by! I have barely had a chance to even acknowledge to myself what I accomplished...I am too tired to hold a thought LOL It is a good thing I blog, or I may not have taken a moment to reflect.
It feels weird seeing all those miles! I probably will not see that again...maybe ever!
Tell me about your highest mileage month!
Happy Halloween :)