We ended up doing a 23 mile run on Saturday.. I'll make it short just to say the weather was great but my I.T. Band wasn't. About mile 14-15 it really started to hurt. At one of the cars with 6 miles left to go, Rich asked me if I wanted to stop and cut it short... should've said yes. Had to walk, power walk and do a shuffle run to finish. But I DID finish! The best part was that it didn't knock me on my butt later like I thought it would... thought stairs, etc. would be bad the next few days. Honestly, iced my knees well, rolled them out, took a shower, more ice, and Advil did the trick.
Monday- lifted at gym
Tuesday-lifted at gym
Wednesday- got up at 5:15 a.m. and did our 6.5 mile run... deer were everywhere. Maybe now that it's lighter on our runs, I'm just able to see more. Deer count: 45ish
Thursday lifted at gym
Friday- plan for the weekend was to run 10 on Friday night and then 15 on Saturday. We ended up doing a different trail to avoid the pavement... Didn't have GPS so we estimated we ended up running 8-9 miles. But it was a tough 8-9 with some very steep hills/sections. Deer everywhere again! Deer count: 30
Saturday (today)- woke up to tons of snow... we decided not to go slush through mud, so we went to gym and lifted. It was a tough/longer sessions, but good. Feeling strong! This will help during the long runs ahead.
Lace 'em up! Chainsaw