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Tuesday Training (7)

By Travelspot06 @travelspot06
I know, you are thinking...how many gosh darn weeks ARE there in this training program? Well, I can tell you that it has been approximately 17 weeks, 1 day, 13 hours and 17 minutes. Approximately. The good news is this is the last you will have to hear about training for a while. The bad news is that the next week will probably be full of race recaps instead. Sorry. I do have a few non running related (what!?) posts in the works for both this and next week though!
But first, I had fun with last weeks "you might be an ultra runner". How about just plain old "you might be a RUNNER"? Here are a few that pertain to me. You can find a lot more here!

Tuesday Training (7)

One of my all time favorite trails: PCT!


 You know you're a runner when... -   you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile. -   you smirk when non-runners ask you, "So how long is this marathon?" (remember this post?) -   your runs are longer than your commute to work. -   you go into Starbucks more often to use the bathroom than to actually buy coffee. -   you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar to one. -   you get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race the date will conflict with. -   you're always hungry. -   you know where your illiotibial band is located. -   you spend more time researching running routes than tourist attractions when traveling to a new city. (I have a list here) -   you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction). (and get made fun of for it!) -   you get jealous when you're driving in your car and pass runners.(or when I am walking!)
Now, on with the training show! 
Week 1 - 4
Week 5 - 8
Week 9 - 11
Week 12 - 13
Week 14 - 15
Week 16
Week 17:
This last week has been better than the week before, not so much miles wise, since I am technically in taper, but motivation wise. Funny how that works. Now that I am SUPPOSED to run less miles, I want to run more. It's all mental.
Monday: REST -- walk 2 miles
Tuesday: REST -- walk 3 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles easy run with a friend (no Garmin) / walk 3 miles
Thursday: 8.5 miles @ 8:44 pace / walk 2 miles
Friday: hike 4 miles / walk 2 miles
Saturday: 11 miles @ 11:00 pace (hills/trail run) / hike 5 miles **
Sunday: 4.5 miles @ 12:00 pace (hills/trail run) **I cut this one short because I left a pot of beans on the stove accidentally. I kid you not.
Total Run miles: 26
Total Walk miles: 12
Total Hike miles: 9
I love hiking and walking as "cross training" and luckily have a friend who is willing to go with me. We have been walking or hiking 1-2 days a week after work and this week, we also got in a weekend hike, which was fabulous. It's been a great chance to catch up and get some exercise at the same time!
This last week is a low mileage one and I have to admit, I am kind of glad for taper this time. Madness there is not. Happiness there is. Thank you Yoda. Now all we have to do is get through this weekend without falling apart and then...well...then we will have to see! Most likely, then I will run.
Do you usually go crazy if you don't run or do you like a break from time to time? Do you have a go-to hiking/running/walking buddy? Can you relate to/add to any of those "you might be a runner if"s?


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