Last week was my highest mileage week to date.
The high mileage is mostly due to my magical 5 mile race Saturday. After that, I thought I’d do whatever mileage my body felt like on Sunday. It was warmer but raining, but despite that I ran 12 (soggy) miles.
You can see the other four members of my 10:45 pace group behind me. We started with a huge group for rainy weather; like 15-20 of us (dedication!), and five of us did 12 miles together.
I don’t understand how 12 miles felt easy the day after I raced 5, but I’ll take it. My quads were sore from the hills of downtown St. Louis but the long run worked some of that out.
Strength Training: My arms are missing lifting heavy things. This is something to work on; I don’t want to let this fall from my routine. I like being well rounded; this is my way of avoiding injury.
Crosstraining: Inline skating made another appearance this week! I had Friday off so I drove to Cliff Cave Park to skate on their very flat path. I purchased knee and elbow pads to wear this time, a necessity given my two falls last time.