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Ultra Training: Week Four

This week started off with all the fun and all the miles.  It took a slight detour at the end of the week, but the miles have been run and week four of my training is done!

I ran the Avengers Superheroes Half Marathon to start my week.  According to my watch, I actually ran over 15 miles—I’m not sure if it was the weaving or the back and forth, but somehow I ended up with extra mileage.

After finishing up the half on Sunday with very sore legs, I woke up feeling pretty good on Monday.  When I headed out for my run, I wanted to run fast.  My legs didn’t agree with me.  It was a slow three miles, but it still felt good to get out there and stretch my legs.

On Tuesday, I needed to run five miles and I decided I wanted to feel some dirt under my feet and headed out to the trails.  It was just what I needed.  It was a beautiful day and the miles felt great.  

Day 170 of my Run Streak!  How did this happen?  When I started my run streak, I never imagined I’d make it this far.  I am beyond grateful for everyone who has been a part of it and supported me on my journey.

Another five miles on Thursday and it felt good.  The weather is finally starting to cool down and I wore my “winter” running clothes.  For me, that’s a short sleeve shirt—but how fun is this #runner shirt from pointonemiles?

I woke up Friday morning with a fever- this was not how I wanted to start my day.  Although I sometimes push myself, I know that running with a fever is a big “No,” so I didn't take any chances and skipped my Friday morning run group.  After consulting with my doctor, I did get a mile in later in the day to keep my Run Streak going (By this point, I had been fever free for over six hours).  I had more miles on my schedule, but I know that running the minimum was the smart decision.

I woke up still not feeling 100% but I am stubborn.  I kept telling myself, “It’s just a cold” so I headed out for my long run—I had eight miles scheduled and almost made it.  I was able to get in just over seven miles and I was done.  I spent the rest of the day in my pjs, resting and getting ready for a new week.  

One of my rest buddies! 

Total Weekly Miles: 41

I'm looking forward to a new week, which includes a Turkey Trot in Thursday.  

What are your run plans for Thanksgiving?  

Until next time, happy running.


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