Monday, February 18, 2008
Lots O'Miles This Week
This is the first of my heaviest mileage weeks in my training program and, comes at a time that I am physically feeling my worst so far in the course of this training. I have runs of 5 miles, 10 miles, 5 miles, 10 miles, and then 20 miles on Saturday for a total of 50 miles for the week. There will be 3 such weeks as this in this training program. Bizarre, just a scant 5 months ago and that was my monthly total for September, 53.9 miles. Cassy, we've come a long way baby!
I did my first 5 mile run, the first 1.4 of it with Tammy, this evening in about 25 mph winds gusting to Lord knows what. It was so strong it literally blew me sideways a few times when it was a cross wind. Crazy. It's funny, though I was having some pain issues with my legs, a 5 mile run doesn't tire me out in the least bit any more, not even in the conditions I ran it in this evening. It's amazing how far along I have progressed when I reflect back on my early on running.
Tomorrow is a 10 miler. I think the winds are supposed to die down, but temps are to get colder in the low 20's. I'm pretty used to that though. I am so looking forward to running comfortably in shorts and a light tech shirt. I promise I won't complain about it being too hot. Yea, right.