Another Weekly Mileage Record

Another week of some early morning running with nothing to train for is under my belt. And, while some days I feel like I’m getting faster (but not nearly as fast as I was earlier in the year), some mornings my legs are like lead and my feet hurt, and I can barely run at all. So, even though each day doesn’t feel great, I’m happy to have gotten to another mileage high for the year – 38 miles total for the week. 

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Cleveland Marathon Race Week and Race Recap

Under normal circumstances, this post would’ve included a recap of my 2020 Cleveland Marathon experience. The taperingish the week of, followed by running the Challenge Series on Saturday and Sunday.

But as we all know, things aren’t really normal right now. Races are cancelled. So this week, instead of running Cleveland, I had an ordinary running-by-myself week. Here’s what it looked like:

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Snow In May and Highest Mileage Week This Year

Well, it’s only taken 8 weeks, but I’m finally in a groove and feeling good about running. After taking a week off and having the flu, I had a rough time getting back at it, with having a hard time breathing and catching my breath. But I’ve been running with no chest pain for several weeks now. And, this week, I got in my first few runs with an under 10-minute/mile pace, which normally is a piece of cake, but since March has been impossible. I know I’ve said this before, but while the whole world is turning upside down, and I have no control over what happens, I am so so so grateful to have running. Especially right now.  

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Feeling Good (About Running)

After several weeks of not feeling that great running, I finally had a good, pain-free, feeling good week. I’m still about a minute/mile slower than I was last year around this time, but it has been great to be able to go out and get in miles without any chest pain or much pain anywhere else. Even after finishing the Cleveland Marathon virtual challenges series (virtual half marathon and 5k) last week, I felt good enough to get in 37 miles total this week, which is one of my highest weekly mileages is 2020.

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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. Continue reading

Socially Isolating and Running Solo

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. Continue reading