I had planned in doing 9 miles but went for 10 with the last miles in honor of my good buddy Terzah who BQd at the Chicago marathon. Congratulations my friend I am so so happy for you!!!
So 10 miles on the treadmill. That was my first double digit run since March and my longest run on the TM ever. 10 miles that is a lot of miles on the machine!
I felt tired and a little sore after that one but I attributed this to the fact that 10 miler should cause some fatigue and soreness!
I rested the day after and I was fine. My hip is what bothered me the most. My knee was ok.
So I covered the magic distance for my mental preparation for RnR Los Angeles. It was slow but I am trying to ignore the numbers other than the mile number.
I am not sure what I will do this weekend. This is the last week before the race.
Do I do another 10? Just 8?
I guess I will see how it goes.
Another milestones in recovery phase : running outside. THAT made me really nervous. I had to try it before the race to put my mind to ease. I went for 4 miles. It went OKAY. I was waiting to feel the pain at each step so it was not a run that went smoothly. I felt very minimal pain a couple times.
That is encouraging.
Although RnR LA is next, the thing that has my attention the most is Ragnar Las Vegas.
This is not just me. It's a team. I don't want to mess up.
I know my legs now... More on that in the next post.
I took care of some important things this week
1. We met a lawyer and did our living trust. That is overwhelming. Thinking of the kids and who would raise them.... That was hard but I am glad we did it.
2. I finally made the boys "official" Canadians!
Going to see Bryan Adams Saturday! I cannot wait!
He is awesome live. I have seen him 4 times already.