Week two of Austin Marathon Training did not start off so hot… Between moving and more moving and getting comfy cozy in my new home state.. It was a lot of big goose eggs on my Daily Mile.
But I did make up for it by the end of the week! Finally tapping out at my highest mileage thus far during RnR San Antonio HALF Training. (which is now 20 days away.. omg) HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? Bad start to the week with such a strong finish? Good job self *pats shoulder*
Monday: Rest Day
Flying across the country is exhausting, thank goodness it fell on a rest day or else I would have ended up not doing my training run anyway. What? I’m just being honest. It is quite astonishing how exhausting it is to sit your butt on a plane for a day.
Tuesday: GOOSE EGG
Yeah, no excuses other than that I was driving from Dallas to Austin. But, lets be honest.. that isn’t an excuse at all. I did a lot of stretching though because that plane ride with my dog was absolutely horrible to my body. Everything was tight.
Wednesday: Another big fat zero.
Again I have no excuses.. I mean, I did do a LOT of walking around Austin. I mean a LOT. I have no idea how much, probably not as much as I think because as big as Austin is, most things are very centralized. But zero running was done this day… Unless the butterfly stretches before bed counts, I did nothing to help my training. Time on my feet counts for something? No? didn’t think so…
Thursday: 4.5 Miles at a 10:23 pace, followed by 2.6 miles at 9:41 pace
I woke up and banged out a 4.5 mile run on the town lake trail. Soaked up the views of the city, the bridge, popped into Lukes Locker on the corner by the bridge. That I need to figure out the name of.. Carla, maybe you can help me here my dear Austinite? haha. Then later in the evening I decided even though I got my run in for the day, I was behind for the week and well.. NEW TO AUSTIN so I joined the RunTex group run and met the most inspirational man that has ever lived. I did 2.6 with them since I had a lot of running to do for the rest of the week.
Friday: Rest day.
Drove down to my dad’s house in canyon lake/New Braunfels. Gorgeous out here. I just enjoyed the scenery and adult beverages. No shame!
Saturday: 4.1 miles at a 10:48 pace
holy hills y’all! I mean, duh obviously. It’s called the hill country for a reason. But OH MY GOSH that hurt. Not so much in a good way, either. haha. But I did it. I survived to tell the story.
Sunday: 8.3 miles at 11:57 pace
yeah.. Took a different route than I did on Saturday. BAD MISTAKE. It was gorgeous, I had the most incredible views.. But it was so hilly. I honestly am not sure if I’ve EVER run that much gain before. Maybe during Iron Girl Columbia Half, but really I think this was more than that too.. My right hip is literally screaming bloody murder at me! But I enjoyed the run a ton.. It was gorgeous, and I was just thankful to be out there! However, I can’t wait to go home in the morning and REDEEM MYSELF ON SOME NICE EASY ROLLING HILLS.
20 miles for the week
BOOM. I’m pretty proud of myself. The pace on my 8 miler was just garbage but hills make us faster and stronger, right?! RIGHT? someone please tell me that’s true! haha jk.
TWO weeks of marathon training in the bag, 17 to go. oh god. 17 left… oh dear god.. haha