MONDAY: Shitty weather made me go to the gym. I decided to run 3 miles on the treadmill and do negative splits. I ended up with a time of 22.30. After running I decided to hit the weights and do some chest exercises and some light AB workouts.
TUESDAY: I ran just a little over 7 miles at a medium pace. I was starting to get some shin splints so I didn't want to push it to hard. After my run my shins were still sore so I tried some different stretches and some foam rolling. I was still happy though that I got to put in the good mileage.
WEDNESDAY: I decided to step back just a bit from Tuesday and only go for 5 miles. My shins were still sore even after sleeping with my compression socks on. The legs felt pretty good but about half way through the run I got hit hard with the bubble guts. No toilet was in sight and I started to get the feeling this could finally be the time I have an accident while running. I am happy to report I made it back to my car safe and sound.
THURSDAY: I took this day off and decided to just throw on the compression socks and try to get my shins back to normal. My shins are known to give me a problem here and there, but nothing thankfully has ever been really severe.
FRIDAY: I ran 5 miles at race pace. If I want to qualify for Boston I am going to need to hold a pace of 7:30ish. I felt really good for the 5 miles, but one thing I have noticed that I have problems with is that I have trouble finding my race pace during training. In a race I can run a 6 minute mile and feel like I am running a 8 minute mile. In training though I run a 7 minute mile and I am ready to die. Hopefully come race day I get in race mode and don't over think the pace.
SATURDAY: Normally this is my long run day. My wife asked me if I would come with her to Ligonier Pa and help set up a cake and a dessert table for a wedding she did. Her boss also said since our anniversary is next week she would pay for us to stay in a bed and breakfast. This meant no long run, but i was excited to stay in a B&B since I never had. What a great experience. The place was so cozy and the woman who ran the place was so nice and made our stay so enjoyable. Unfortunately most of the shops were closed so we just grabbed some food at a local restaurant. After we grabbed some wine and just hung out in our room. The place was called the Colonial House and I highly recommend it to anyone that just wants to get away for the weekend.
SUNDAY: By the time we got home today I had about an hour and a half to get in a run. We were going to a birthday party, so this meant no long run again. I did however manage to get a quick 6 miles in. This week my wife will be working late everyday, so I will do my long run tomorrow and get back on track.
This Saturday is the Run around the square and I hope to see a lot of my twitter friends there. If you are running lets have a beer together after the race.
Also I am hoping to have a pretty exciting announcement this week at some point. Just waiting to hear some things and then I will be able to discuss.
Also need to throw out a huge congrats to Stephanie @SWattenbarg for getting her BQ today. She put in the work and deserves this.