Have you heard about the Tough Guy race? Sounds like fun, in a masochistic kind of way. Last year’s Twin Cities Marathon filled up, sadly it is only about 75% full at this point. I got new shoes! I switched over to a Mizuno shoe, learn about my thought process. This week’s Foto Friday was from a recent camping trip at St Croix State Park.
Last Year’s Mileage
Run: 17.3 Miles
This week I had hoped to transition from the tough training weekend back into a decent week of running. I took Monday off to let my body recover and then Tuesday I decided to bike to some meetings in the morning and ended up with 20 miles for the day. Tuesday was actually a record setting temperature (at 97). I did go on Wedsnday for an easy 6.2 miles around a river loop with some hills in 46:35 on a gorgeous morning. Temps were about 70 when I finished. Thursday was another gorgeous morning and I did the almost 3 mile loop around Lake of the Isles. I ran it in 20:17 and the temp was about 60. After that my foot started to hurt again. Surprisingly it felt pretty good on Monday and most of Tuesday. I’m realizing that the more/longer I’m on it at any given time the more it hurts. I am out of excuses for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Part of it was that I really want my foot to stop hurting. It was such a gorgeous week for running though and I should have gone out. Each day I regretted not doing it, except Saturday when we walked around for hours at the Mall of America with my sister-in-law. This really made my foot hurt. Plus I’m racing on Monday.
Run: 9.0 Miles
Bike: 37.0 Miles