Week 8 featured the longest run in the 10-week plan and it's done! Overall it was a good training week.
Monday: 4.2 miles 33:23 (8:08 avg pace) + 8 strides
I was pleased with the pace of this recovery run!
Tuesday: 5.04 miles, 39:05 (7:46 avg pace)
Wednesday: Unfortunately I had another child-sleep related incident on Wednesday and I ended up trying some Hyland's Calms Forte to get back to sleep after tossing and turning for an hour. YIKES. I not only slept through the alarm, but I felt pretty groggy the entire next day. I ended up leaving work to do this run by my office. I was supposed to do 1 mile warm up, 4 miles cutdown, 1 mile cool down but I ended up starting fast so I just went with it. My cutdown was supposed to be 7:20/7:10/7:00/6:50. I cut down a little farther than that and finished with a 2 mile cool down.
4 miles, 27:00 (6:44 avg pace) 7:14/6:44/6:38/6:13
2 miles, 14:46 (7:21 avg pace)
This was faster than it should have been, I think because I was nervous I wouldn't get back in time to get my kids picked up.
Thursday: 5.5 miles, 43:48 (7:58 avg pace)
Flew out to Boston, then drove to Falmouth to meet up with some girlfriends from graduate school!
Saturday: I woke up and it was misting rain. I brought along a pack of Gen UCan to try for the first time so, prior to heading out for my run, I drank about 8 oz of the 16 oz I made. I brought the remaining 8 oz along in my hand-held bottle. I didn't have any expectations for this run. I didn't really know where I was going - I had some loose directions from my friend. I ran along the ocean for the first few miles and then turned onto a wooded bike path and turned around at Woods Hole. I thought about continuing through Woods Hole and attempting to return to the house but got nervous that I would get lost so just double backed the way I came. I finished the rest of my Gen UCan by the 8 mile mark. At 10 miles, I went back to the house and ran in to get my phone to run back to the harbor for a picture. Overall it was a decent run. I felt tired. I do always struggle with new food, new environment so that may have contributed to feeling a bit off.
11.01 miles, 1:21:13 (7:23 avg pace)
The Gen UCan went down well - I had no distress from drinking that. It was a little chalkier than I expected, particularly the first half. The second 8 oz was mixed a lot better from sloshing around during my run. The taste was nice and light though.
Total Week 8 miles: 31.64
The most exciting thing is that I broke the 1,000 mile mark for 2016 last week! I didn't break the 1,000 mile mark until December last year. I also have cleared 100 miles for October, which is my first 100 mile month since May (I just missed it for September).