Last week was a stepdown week, with 4 x 5 mile runs, with goal pace of each one being 11:25.
Tuesday: 5 mile progressive run, I'm not sure the exact splits but they started with the first mile around 11:40 and finished with the 5th mile around 10:15.
Wednesday: Terrible 5 miles on the beach. It was very windy, 20-30mph on the beach and my legs and lungs felt dead from the first step. I managed to "run" (aka, jog extremely slowly) the first 3, then had to walk/jog the last 2. Total time= 1:04
Friday: Great 5 over the bridge: the uphill miles were around 12:30, then downhill miles around 10:30, total time 57:??
Saturday: Much better 5 on the beach. After the craptastic run Wednesday, I needed to redeem myself. It was gorgeous out, very warm and muggy and the beach was packed with people. I was pretty jealous that I was just there to run, then had to leave and go to work instead of getting to enjoy a beach day. But it was nice to get out there anyway! Total time 56:15
Summary-good week, got all the miles in although some were pretty painful and ugly, weight training was a big fat fail however, I didn't do any workouts this week other than the 4 runs.
20 miles total.
**Emmy leaves today. Rich is meeting a lady at 6pm who is transporting her up to her new foster home in North Carolina. It was really sad saying goodbye to her today when I left for work and knowing that after having her in our home for 7 months, loving her like she was our own, we won't ever see her again. It is for the best, we obviously couldn't keep her forever, and that's what fostering is all about, but it is still hard to say goodbye. I wish her the best life imaginable in her new foster home, and eventually in her forever home!!