Here’s how things went last week:
Monday: Dustin was on a backcountry ski trip with some buddies in Retallack in Canada; I was on my own with Matilda, our vizsla. That meant a bit more running with her to save time! I did 7.5 miles with her after work, with some marathon pace miles in there. 7.5 miles at 8:45 min/mile.
Tuesday: 6 easy miles with my friend Vicki and another coworker before work. 10 min/miles.
Wednesday: 4 miles with Tilda before work. 8 degrees. Brrr! Glad it was a short one.
Thursday: 5 miles with my run club friends Christie and Sara before work; there was a layer of fresh snow on the ground that made me pretty nervous. Fortunately it wasn’t too slippery.
Friday: Rest. I worked from home in the morning before heading to the airport to head to catch a flight to Houston!
Saturday: 4 mile shakeout run with a few strides in Houston.
Dustin and I were in Houston with 4 friends from Minneapolis who were racing the half. It was a fun group and a very fun weekend!
Sunday: 26.2 mile tour of Houston, Texas!
Marathon #30 is complete, state #20.
Summary: 53 miles of running.
When I looked at my Strava data on Saturday before the race, I had run exactly 26.2 miles so far that week, in 4 hours and 2 minutes.
I thought for sure that was a sign from the running gods as to what I would run at the marathon the next day (4 hours 2 minutes).
Stay tuned for my full recap if the Strava premonition came true!