Marathon Training: Week 5 in review

I actually did not write yesterday which is the first time that I skipped a day in quite a long time.  But I am going to write about my marathon training for last week in review today.  I worked out hard for 6 days this week.  Really hard.  But I was trying to take things up a notch this week, big time.

I ran 22 miles, did yoga twice, strength trained 3 times (even with legs) and did 45 minutes on the elliptical.  I would say that is a pretty solid week.  Here are the specifics:
The best part about trying to do the Buckeye Running Co Schedule is that even though I got 6 days of running in, I didn't do as many miles on individual days.  I plan on sticking with this schedule.  I can keep it up I think after starting it.

Next week though is my first double digit long run though, and I will be doing it by myself since we will be in Toledo for the weekend.  So I am nervous to run it by myself.  But I will make sure that I have my ipod charged up and go to wildwood and cover all 10.  And then I have 8 the weekend after that all on my own.  eep.  The 8 I am not worried about at all.  The 10 though, will be a little bit more tough for a solo run.

Yesterday's 6-er was awesome.  It is the fastest that Jes and I have run in a LONG time.  We ran at under 9 minute miles very consistently.  I want to continue to work on my pacing and keep up on that sort of pace, because its good for me. 

Jes found t-shirts that say JEM and the Holograms on them because our running group calls us JEM pace (Jes + Em) so we thought it might be fun to get these t-shirts.  :)  They are a little pricey (I think $24 is a little pricey for a t-shirt) but at the same time, I think they are special for the two of us as a team.  I had to tell Jes this morning that I was sad that I didn't get to run with her, and that makes me feel a little bit guilty.  I really LOVE running with her.  Luckily it will only be those two weeks, i think, but I have so much fuin with her.

Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone, and try and relax about food a little bit.  I am going to try.


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