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Week in review: 18 miles with the guys at marathon pace

Posted Mar 12 2011 3:53pm
Week in Review:
Monday: 10 miles in 72minutes, + 8X20 seconds hard strides at 1600m pace (11 miles total)
Tuesday: 70 minutes relaxed
Wednesday: w/u, 40 minutes at relaxed tempo @ goal half-marathon race pace (avg of 6:18 pace), c/d (8-9 miles)
Thursday: 64 minutes easy
Friday: 8.5 miles w/ David & Micah
Saturday: 2 hour run, 17.6 miles (6:49 pace)
Splits if you care: 7:30, 7:11, 6:43, 6:47, 7:21, 6:55, 6:50, 6:55, 6:31, 6:30, 6:23, 6:56, 6:20, 6:26, 6:44, 7:10, 6:35, 6:50 (for last .6)
Sunday: Not sure yet. Some major hamstring rehab for sure

Just shy of 70 miles.

Not a bad week, only one workout, one hard long run, and an 11 miler. Last week was three solid workouts and a long run so I really needed to watch it this week. Even though Wednesday's tempo doesn't look impressive at all, where we did it was, and we started off slow and worked are way down to 6:00ish by the end. Nice race pace effort. I'm not sure I can handle 13.1 miles at that pace yet though.

Saturday's run got a little out of hand. Probably because I was the only women in a group with 4 other males. I added on before and after to get just under 18 for the day. I will really need to make sure I get fully recovered this week so that I can give it my all next sunday.

Madison turns 5 months on Wednesday. She had a doctor's appointment yesterday and she is just a hair under 18 pounds. So she has gained about 9.5 pounds since birth.

I realised yesterday that I have been breastfeeding my child for five months. With only 1 month short of my goal, I am still worried about slowing down. I have gotten so used to pumping every 4 hours that I am not sure how to stop. Seriously, I am almost scared to try. What if she is less happy on formula? Madison eats 6 times a day, 5 of those meals are breast milk. She is such a beautiful and content baby, I might just have to keep going a little bit longer...
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