This week's training went pretty well. Here's a brief run down (no pun intended):
Tuesday: TT for Amazing Lower Abs, Workout A, with Intervals
Wednesday: Tempo run, 45 minutes total, 3.76 miles
Thursday: TT for Amazing Lower Abs, Workout B, no intervals
Friday: Pace workout, 40 minutes total, 3.4 miles
Saturday: 20 minutes AM Yoga, hip focus
Sunday: 17.75 miles, 3:45:16
Total: 26.24 miles, TT for Amazing Lower Abs - Workouts A & B, 20 minutes Yoga
I felt pretty good during Sunday's run. Much better than last week! During the last 2 miles I started to feel like I was running on bone. I mean, it felt like my feet had zero padding. Do I just have to run through this until my feet get used to the miles, or is there something I can do now? I just got new shoes - Brooks Ghost 3. (The store didn't have the Saucony style I was looking for in stock, so they talked me into the Brooks.) I just started taking a new Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement so I'm hoping that will help. I've been taking it for about a week. Usually my feet hurt earlier in the run so either my feet ARE getting used to the miles, or the supplement did help a little this week.
Also, after my long runs, I feel like I have the flu for the rest of the day. I get the chills and feel achy and generally icky. I assume it's from the exertion and maybe from a bit of dehydration, although this week I took extra water with me. Does this happen to anyone else??
Aside from that, the long run felt pretty good. Maybe it was the yoga, or the massive amount of carbs I had on Saturday, or maybe it was the "perfect" weather (mid-30's and mostly sunny), but my overall average per mile was much faster than my usual long runs. Even the last couple miles were faster even though my feet really hurt. So, I'm pretty happy about that! We'll see how things go next week...
Have a great week!