This weekend was a cutback week for me with running – 13 miles. I’ve been pretty loose on the cutback weeks and this weekend was no exception. I didn’t run 13 miles, but I got enough miles in on all the days that I think I more than made up for it. Friday I ran 9.2 miles and Saturday I did 9.3. Sunday I did 5 miles in the morning with Leo and then 7.25 in the evening by myself. I felt like I was going pretty fast on my solo run, but I ran watchless, so I have no idea what my pace was.
I didn’t get a chance to write about it last week, but I did get my 20 miles last weekend. I did 10 miles on my own before Leo got up (starting at 5am) and then 10 with him (we finished just before 8:30am). Happily, the run was pretty uneventful and I felt really good throughout. I finished tired, but not out of my mind tired or crying or thinking “I’ll never be able to do this” (all of those have happened before after a long run for one reason or another). My pace without Leo was a little under 10 min./mi. and with him I was a little over. With the 20 miles I ended up hitting 50 miles again for the week!
Since the majority of my runs have been with the stroller, I really have no idea what to expect for the marathon in three weeks. This weekend I’m running a half marathon down in Indy, so that might give me a little idea of what I can do without the stroller. As it is, I’ll probably just start out conservatively and see where I go!
What races do you have coming up?