After having an action packed weekend in Dallas at the King Tut exhibit & State Fair, I didn’t get to bed until 11pm last night. I was pooped. However, I knew that I had to get up this morning and run 14 miles.
My brain woke me up at 5:59 (the alarm was set for 6). I got myself right out of bed and didn’t look back. It was a great run. I am getting faster. Woohoo! For most of the way, I was under 10min/mile. Although I recalibrated my Nike+, it still made me run an additional 200 yards. I’m not happy with that. Seems like when I pick up the pace, my Nike+ makes me run farther. Oh well. I am glad that I burned 1,800 calories first thing this morning. I feel great.
My plans for the rest of the day? A shower, maybe a movie with my family, and A NAP! I ran 34 miles this past week. Those miles just keep increasing. The most I will need to run in this marathon training season in a week? 50….Holy Toledo!
I have the IBM Uptown Classic 10K on Sunday. It should be fun. I am scheduled to run 10 miles that day. I think I will run the 10K, pause my Nike+, and run an additional 4.
Knock on wood, I am feeling strong this training season. I feel more focused. Maybe it is the goal of being fit before I am 40. Maybe it is just my mindset. Who knows? My hip is doing better and I feel strong. I can’t complain with that.