7 Runs / 1 Double
1 Day off
16 Miles Solo Long Run in 7:00 pace
4 x mile repeats 548,546,543,540 with 60s jog rest
4 days in Illinois
I had hoped that this week would be a solid week of 80+ miles, but my knee started acting up on runs so I wanted to play it safe. Plus, I was in Chicago and didn't feel like waking up early before our train to my Grandma's house. Turns out we missed our Amtrak train and had to rent a one-way car rental instead, but how was I supposed to predict that would happen?
Looking past the lower mileage week and minor hiccup with the knee, the week actually was still pretty solid from a quality perspective. I got in some good mile repeats at the greenway on Tuesday with my guys Billy and Gene. Then I posted a solid long run, where I had zero company. Let me repeat that. I ran 16 miles without any friends by my side. Write this down in the record books, because I'm quite certain that the last time I did a long run by myself was in 2010 in San Francisco. Yes, it's that rare for me to run solo long runs that I actually remember the last time it happened.
But I digress. Outside of running, the focus for this week was to hang out with my parents and siblings to celebrate my Grandma's 90th birthday. She's doing great and I am so excited to have shared in the celebrations with her. She's a gem. She even kept this quite endearing thank you note from me:
|Who knew I could be such a comedian?|
|Runs with dad won't always be possible, so I cherish these runs!|