Before I get into a recap of my running this week, I have to share something I am really excited about with you all.

Yesterday morning before we got on the road to head to a wedding in Pittsburgh, I set out on my long run for the week. After last week’s 9 mile disaster I have to admit I was a bit nervous.

I started off slow just to test out how I was going to be feeling. The weather was sunny and in the low 50s which is pretty much perfect.

I was surprised how fresh my legs felt. I ran my 5 miles Thursday early in the morning, so I knew my legs had plenty of time to rest and recover.

8 Mile Run

I ended up running 8 miles with an average pace of 8:47. Yes, you read that right 8:47. The best part about it was the fact that I was completely relaxed the entire time and felt great. My breathing never increased and I felt like I was on cruise control a lot of the time.


I haven’t had a run that felt that good in a long time. It was a great start to the day!


Here is a look at the week in review:

Monday (5/12)

2 mile warm up
8 x 400 (with 400 jog in between)
2 mile cool down
(8 miles)

Tuesday (5/13)

5 miles with strides

Wednesday (5/14)

0.5 mile warm up
45 minute fartlek
0.5 mile cool down
(6 miles)

Thursday (5/15)

5 miles easy

Friday (5/16)


Saturday (5/17)

8 miles easy

Sunday (5/18)

1 mile warm up
20 minutes hard effort
1 mile cool down


Total of right around 37 miles same as week 1.


After we finished with our runs we packed up, dropped off our dog and headed to Pittsburgh for one of my husband’s friends weddings.


It was a nice break from Erie for the day. It’s always nice to get away, relax and visit with friends. Especially with all the craziness that has been going on lately.


This picture is proof that I really need a haircut or really a STYLE of some sort. We had a great time, but they didn’t serve dinner until 9:30 pm. I was STARVING!


I am going to cut this post short as we just got back from the wedding and I am ready to relax. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!



What did you do this weekend?

How did your training go this week?.

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