I'm so confused on what week I'm on. I like to end my weeks with my long run (usually around Friday). So, I guess I finished week #4 today with a 10 mile run. It's so crazy to me that I have only ran 10 miles one other time and 13.1 miles one time and THIS 10 miles I just ran barely even puts a dent in our training schedule. On a good note though, I just accomplished the halfway mark of our maximum training (20 miles). Could I do double what I did this morning at 5am? Only time will tell. Right now I feel like there is no way in hell. But, each time I run, I am somehow able to pull it out. Someone asked me today if I feel good when I run or if I hurt the whole time. I definitely don't feel good at any point in time, but I don't hurt the entire time either. Let's just say I struggle to be comfortable.
Here's how my week played out:
Sunday - 5 miles
Monday & Tuesday - off (had great intentions of doing our L10 Tuesday night, but the lightning never let down).
Wednesday - mowed my lawn and considered it crosstraining (see below)
Thursday - 10 miles
Friday (plan) - swim 1000m
Dork alert! I wore my Garmin watch last night while I mowed the lawn. Hey, I wanted to see how far I actually walk. Back and forth, back and forth. And... it was a grand total of 1.76 miles and 46 minutes of pushing a mower, drenched in sweat. Yes, I do consider that crosstraining! :)
I'm at work right now, so I'll have to measure myself when I get home. But, I am happy to say that I am down about 3/4 of a pound since we started this thing. To many, that is absolutely nothing. However, since I have either been gaining weight or staying the same for the last 4 weeks, I WILL TAKE IT!