This week, the big challenge was completing 8 miles. I can’t believe that I’m already at such high mileage (I haven’t run that far in about 6 months!), but the weather is finally cooperating. I was able to run in beautiful sunshine with just a tank top on and it felt SO good 😉
WEEK 3 RECAP
This is where things got interesting last week. Initially, I was planning on completing my 8 mile long run on Wednesday instead of Thursday because the weather on Thursday looked a bit iffy. I set out for the run and 3 miles in and I knew that I needed to turn around and walk home. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever done that before but my body was really achy and I didn’t feel right completing the run. Thankfully, I made it home and rested the rest of the day and Thursday (workout wise).
I was so thankful to be feeling myself again on Friday and made sure to get some miles and speed work in the treadmill. All felt great!
I took Bernie with me and he did AMAZING! There were a couple of times when he tried to run towards a bird or something around mile 5, but other than that he stayed right by my side! The weather was absolutely gorgeous and I quickly took that jacket off once I started running. It was about 60 degrees and perfectly sunny, so I ran to Wash Park and EVERYONE was out. I loved being around so many people!
While the run felt great and Bernie did a great job, I kind of felt like he was slowing me down a bit at times. Does anyone out there have experience running with dogs? Have you ever felt like this?
Despite, my midweek hiccup the overall training really felt great!