1. Thank you all for your comments on my 20-miler post. Some of them made me think and some of them really made me laugh! I’m in the home stretch! Sunday is a back-off day, so I only have 6 or 7 miles. June 12’s run is 13, June 19’s is 6 or 7 and then it’s the race! I’m almost there (ha. ha.).
2. This week’s workouts: Ran three miles on the treadmill on Tuesday night followed by my PT exercises (got some new ones last week). Was still a little sore from the 20-miler. My quads were the most sore, followed by my arches. Shin feels a teeny sore after any run, but then it goes away with icing and/or Ibuprofin. Wednesday night I did my fave cross-training video — Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, Level 2 — and then, today, I ran four miles on my lunch hour. My legs are not sore at all and I put up an average pace of 8:43. What?! Yesterday was the last day of just a little bit of sore quads. After today’s run, though, my arms and shoulders were tired even though I kept reminding myself to keep upright. I was really focusing on making my arms go front-to-back (and not side-to-side) on Sunday and today. Wondering if that’s why the tiredness.
3. There’s a smallish race, The Bear Run, in my neck of the woods on June 12. It’s a 4-mile race (unique!) and it’s only $20 if you register (postmarked by) June 8. Day-of registration is still only $25. And the money goes to support the local high school’s distance running club. Go HERE for more info (and let me know if you plan on running it because I am planning to. I think I can actually get to the race, sign up, run the race and then run home before my family is even awake — not really, but almost). I have 13 on the plan that day. Should I warm up 4, race 4, then cool down with 5?