Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 miler, running outside.

I reached the double digits over the last weekend.
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.


The Unexpected Runner said...

Good luck at RnR! I'm excited for you being able to get back into racing! Woohoo!
And Welcome to the two newest Canucks! Very cool!

Gracie said...

It's good to see you able to complete those longer distance again! Keep healing up.

Anonymous said...

I hope your last "long run" this weekend goes well!! Good luck next weekend!!