Yo dudes. Yo. Luckily I have recovered from the Ginormous Cat Attack and Chicago Marathon training
marches runs on. We just had our highest mileage week yet – 55 big ones! To get that high, you gotta do some decent sized weekday drugs runs. Here was Tuesday, for example…
All those early morning miles leaves you constantly tired and hungry and sore, but I know it will pay off in October.
I’m still happy to report that I haven’t missed a single mile yet. Sticking to the training plan like honey.
It’s been fun though, I’ve gotten to see a lot of interesting stuff along the roads. Amazing where your own two feet can take you.
The only thing different the past week has been that school is back in sesh. The once quiet pre-morning streets are a little bit more active. That, and I can hear the cries of children (along with wine corks popping from the ‘rents).
And can you believe the little stinker is in 1st grade? Makes you feel old, doesn’t it? Well, probably not if you haven’t known him since birth. But if you have, then yeah…
Anywhoodle. The long run for the week was our first 20 miler of the training plan. I’m not going to describe it here because it.did.not.go.well. None of it was fun. Let’s just say that at one point I resorted to eating mustard packets from a 7-Eleven. Yeah, that bad.
But heay, we all have a bad run/day. That just means that the next one will be better, right? It’s got to!
And besides, you can always have a few craft brews with dad afterward to help feel better.
And besides, gotta carb load back up cause we have our 2nd 20 miler this Saturday! Here’s to redemption!
How bout you? How’s back to school going? Ever eaten mustard on a run? Is it wrong that I’m so proud of my “Annette” joke?
Woof. Mustard packets? You must have been desperate! Hopefully this week’s 20 miler goes MUCH MUCH better.
back to back 20-milers? Wicked!
And geez! Even if the run was horrible, you did 20 miles!