So with a 38 mile taper week I decided to tackle the majority of it right in the beginning of this week.
Tuesday – 11 miles (completed at a 9:03 pace.)
Wednesday – 11 miles
Thursday – 8 miles
Sunday – 8 miles
Not sure how I held a pace of 9:03 last night. Training for this Ultra has taught me that the key is time on feet not speed. I have been running in a new neighborhood with lots of hills. Trying to build a stronger base with tackling these monsters. I totally zoned everything out and just focused on moving for the entire run. No music and no breaks. Needed to get the run complete so that I could get home faster.
Tonight I hope to have a same repeat of last nights run. This route will be from home but should still be a good one. Not as much shade on this route but I will survive.
So last night I received a call from a friend that I lost touch with more than 6 years ago. I was thrilled to hear her voice. It was amazing how the conversation was as if no time had passed at all. She asked me if I were still active and I thought … if I tell her what I am doing she will think I am nuts. I think I am nuts most days. Anyway to my surprise as I shared my brief updates I could hear the excitement in her voice for me. Here lately I have felt like as soon as I open my mouth and start talking about running people just zone out on me. Because of this I have guarded myself from sharing a whole lot. Anyway, she shared that she has lost 30 lbs. and really made some awesome lifestyle changes. I am so proud of her!! We are now planning a trip for her to visit later this year.
So to anyone who moves and stays active in anyway whatsoever…. Awesome job!!!