Monday was easy-peasy. An active recovery day, nothing major on the plan but I did squeeze out an easy 1-mile #nevermissaMonday run. I have not missed a Monday (yet) in 2016. Bam!
|"This is not a normal start to November"|
|What the WHAT????|
Thursday was another day of active recovery. Nothing interesting to report. But I did do some planking...
|That's right. Planking in jeans, boots, a sweater & a very bulky scarf. It can be done.|
|another run before the sunrise|
|Yes, I'm wearing shorts in November (in Iowa)!|
We actually made it to 11 miles before stopping back at my house briefly. Both of us wanted/needed to change shoes (since we have that option on a training run after all), and we grabbed a quick snack and used the bathroom. Not only did my body feel fatigued, but my feet (specifically, my arches) were not happy. I started with my "good" shoes, but opted to change into a pair of the "newer" shoes to see if that would alleviate some of the discomfort (it helped, but didn't eliminate the distress). Ugh.
Despite the tired body, for the most part we kept a moderate and consistent pace. My goal was to run the first 10 miles easy, then progressively increase my pace. Well....I guess we did get an itsy bit faster, but nothing to write home about. It just was not in the cards. Funny how last week's 18-miler in cold & windy weather felt so much easier than these 20 miles in perfect temps (with that extra hour of sleep). Oh well. I'm not worried about the marathon. I know first-hand that the training is always much harder than the race itself, and I also know my body has two weeks to scale back the mileage a bit and ride the taper.
|20 miles done! Let the taper commence!|
In other news...
The #FridayFashion post was kind of hit and miss this week on my Instagram. Did you see it? What do you think of puffer vests and cheetah print scarves?
|I love me some pink and cheetah print!|
As usual, we're linking with the awesome gals Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. Head over and check out their blogs and read up on what everyone else has been doing.