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Peak Week and Long Run Sunday

This weekend wrapped up peak week for my San Francisco training schedule. I finished the weekend with over 47 miles total and a long run of 20 miles. I was very happy to get in all my runs this week. It feels so great to have a new record for mileage in one week. I still have one 20 miler to go the week of the 4th of July.

For this long run, I headed back to Highline Canal with my friend Pam. After the Rocky Mountain 1/2 Marathon Race, I had some pain in my shin splints and joints from pounding the roads and concrete. My plan is to do my next 20 miler on concrete so I get used to the pounding, but for this one soft gravel felt absolutely fantastic!

With the temps expected to be in the mid 80's, we decided a 6:30-7:00 start was necessary. I think I officially get up earlier on the weekends than I do during the week for work. I'm very glad we got started early because it did get very hot towards the end. Everything went really well on this run. Pam only had to do 19 and we run different paces, but we were able to get in around eight miles together which was really nice. i drank around seven waterbottles (re-filled 1/2 way) and ate a whole sleeve of Cherry Shot Blocks with Caffeine.

I wrapped up the weekend, with some much needed pool time and then a BBQ at my parent's house where we got to meet my newest nephew! He is only a 4 days old!

The Hubs is passed out in the background!


Anonymous said...

Hey! Congrats on the new weekly mileage record! That is amazing! I wish I would've known about the highline canal when I was training for my last half. It was difficult to map out long runs without having to run in circles!

Cute cute baby boy!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

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