Double Digit Miles

Another week of social isolation down, and another week of still recovering and getting back into running. I’m finding I’m slower than ever before and have to take walking breaks even during short runs because I’m out of breath. BUT, I did another longish run this weekend and that gives me reason to hope that I’m getting better!

Here’s a look at this week’s runs — all done outside, but solo. For my weekday runs, I didn’t see anyone outside at all pretty much. On the weekends, I’ve had to dodge some people but I generally cross the street or run at least 6 feet away so I’m keeping my distance.

Sunday:  3.25 mi

Monday: 4.28 mi – walk/run

Tuesday: 5.01 mi 

Wednesday: 4 mi

Thursday: off

Friday: 11.02 mi

Saturday: 4.17 mi

Total: 31.73 miles

Some highlights-

Easter Sunday I hadn’t planned on going for a run outside. We woke up early with the kids and did an Easter egg hunt and had a ginormous Easter breakfast at our house. But when B gave the kids baths, he suggested I go out for a quick run if I wanted to. Of course I did! So I got in a short run to start off my day and it was GREAT. Some days you just need a good impromptu run!

Since it was a short/quick run, I didn’t get a pic. But here’s a pic from our egg hunt!

I got in my long run for the week – 11 miles! – on Friday morning. It was my first double digit mile run of this training series and I’m glad it’s done with. I had planned on maybe waking up early Friday to see if I could get in a long run. But, then I woke up at 4:30 and couldn’t really go back to sleep, I decided to get out of bed and see if i could get in a full long run for the week. I got in 11 miles and was home just as everyone was waking up. It was a great way to start what was a busy day for work.

I’m so glad I was able to get in my long run this week. My chest pain is FINALLY gone – but I’m still slowly recovering. My running time is about a min/mile slower than last year. I’ve just gotta get used to the fact that it’s going to take me a long time to get to where to I was and where I want to be. But I’m so happy to be able to run again! Fingers crossed that I can still complete my first virtual race- Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon!

Some questions for you:

  • How do you make sure you aren’t coming into contact with people when you run?
  • Are you wearing a mask while running?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.


8 thoughts on “Double Digit Miles

  1. Glad you are feeling better. I am running on small local streets and don’t really see many people.When I do see people, I cross over the street. It seems to work out ok for now as there are not as many cars around. It seems weird but it works. Thanks for linking up and have a good week ahead

  2. Nice on the double digit miles! Running early and in my ‘hood I don’t encounter many people, but I started wearing a buff to pull up if I do. Now, the people I see aren’t wearing any face coverings, so I also try to cross the street to avoid them.

  3. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better! I bet your speed returns faster (see what I did there,,,ha!) than you’re anticipating. You still have a solid base, after all. I don’t see many others out when I’m running, and I’m usually in the street…so if they’re out walking, they’ll be outta my way on the sidewalks.

  4. I’m so glad you’re feeling better.

    People tend to sleep or stay in late around here, so usually I see no one, or I have plenty of time to hop to the other side of the streets. I don’t wear a mask at this point, although I do have them if it starts to get more crowded.

  5. Glad to hear you’re feeling better! I have a virtual half this coming weekend. Looking forward to it. Sort of… :p

    I wear a buff around my neck that I can pull up if I get too close to other people. I go really early, so I don’t see too many people, which is a good thing!

  6. I’m glad to hear that you’re finally feeling better from the flu. It got me good this year – my problem was that it just wouldn’t go away and I felt exhausted for weeks. It sounds like it affected us similarly.

    I have limited my walks and walk/runs to our half-mile-circle in our immediate neighborhood. I rarely see anyone else out, but if I do, I cross the street so I’m not near them. I’m running there instead of on our trails because I don’t want to wear a mask while running unless I absolutely have to and there are lots of runners and bikers on the trails.

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