Running Lately: Highs and Lows

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Good evening!  I am feeling super thankful in light of some recent events so wahoooo!  I wanted to check in on some running things of late and thought it would be fun to do it in a high/low format!

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Old picture 🙂

HI:  Weekly mileage- Super stoked that my weekly mileage was 39 miles two weeks ago and 36 last week.  This week I’m on track to do 38.  Loving these “stacked” weeks as I call them (stacked w a lot of miles, for me at least- I usually average low 30s) BUT they lead to…

LOW:  Lead legs-  I have really been feeling like “my legs are heavy” this week and the end of last.  This could also be a result of increasing and doing hill/speedwork more consistently.  Luckily today my legs felt great an I was able to do a long run on which to build my next 6 for the…

HIGH- Registering for the Philadelphia Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon!  It is Sunday, September 18, in just 6 more training weeks, but I feel like I have a solid (running)fitness foundation for it so I am SUPER STOKED.  Also SUPER excited about the new (FAST!) course!!! I just mapped out my long runs (these are the only things I really plan when training for a race.  I will soon be doing a post detailing how I train if you are interested). As a quick aside, I have 7 training weeks (including this one)  left I so will be doing my long runs as follows (started this week-today): 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.  I am mindfully maxing out at 13 even though many training plans don’t require running race distance.  I feel more confident when I have that “time on my feet.”

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LOW:  The babysitter at gym that we beyond love has been out sick with her son.  So, my treadmill runs over the last week have been bit impossible, however, that leads me to

HIGH:  More outdoor runs which means with the jogging stroller= extra training and checking my July goals off!  YAY!  This also meant exploring a new (to Gabriel) running route.  I didn’t want to bring the stroller on the bridge so we did a river trail run!  We ran from our home to the Schyulkill River (25 and Spruce) then accessed the river trail with up the ramp)

LOW:  My feet have really been bothering me.  I feel like they have been bearing most of the burden of my treadmill-running and kid-running.  I am on my feet A LOT.  I need to figure out how to be kinder to them.  Any suggestions?  Foot massage?  I REALLY need to roll them over tennis balls. I actually like to roll them over these prickly balls I got for G initially (don’t worry- they are cheap enough that I bought him another :)) Soooo goooood.  Just need to remember to do it (and find the time to sit!!).

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HIGH:  New Newtons (Gravity V)– These Gravities are EVERYTHING.  LOVE the color too. You can read more about Newton here.


So, I leave you on (another) high:


Love.  This.  Picture. 

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