Monday, July 27, 2009

Double Success

Hubby's first ever 20-miler (and first week running more than 61mi/100K) was a success! Must have been all that pasta.

My own 28K/17.5mi run went well, too. Interesting, we finished in almost the same amount of time. Actually, he was 2 minutes faster for 3.5mi more. Go figure. Must have been all that pasta.

Back to my run - it looked like it was going to rain on us all morning, but the skies cleared up just in time. This meant it was a pretty hot and muggy run. I was sweating buckets after just a few kilometres and went through all of my water really quickly. Fortunately, we had an organized pit-stop/water-station around 18K with cold water and fresh fruit. (Bliss!) Our entire route was in the country, but the home stretch took us along a major road, which was pretty busy at that time. The sun beat down hard and the cars whizzed by as I pounded the pavement. I found myself thinking that a little rain would feel pretty good! I also realized that it had been my longest run since my first marathon last September.

I'm happy to report another weekly mileage milestone - 70K/43.5mi last week! (Can you believe Denise ran further than that ALL AT ONCE? Whew.)

And now it's time for a recovery week, in which I will still run more than I did in my peak week of marathon "training" (if you can call it that) last year. The timing works out great because we're camping this weekend (it's a long one in Ontario).

Speaking of which, is it the weekend yet?!

**Eload review, Garmin update and race plan coming up tomorrow!**

36 comments:

Heather said...

Nice job on the long run (to your hubby too!). You are going to have an awesome marathon.

unathleticrunner said...

Congrats on the PR milage week! WHOOOHOOO!

Shannon said...

Great job for both of you!!

RoadBunner said...

Yay for hubby!! I bet all that pasta weighed him down more than helped him out!

I am SOOOOO excited to hear the Garmin news!!!! I am such a dork.

Marci said...

Good job with your mileage. I am curious about your Garmin news... :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Well done to both of you!! After a few miles running in the heat, I'm so drenched that I look like I've jumped into a pool. But sweating is good. Not sweating is bad.

Enjoy your recovery week!

test said...

congrats on all that mileage, looks like you're going strong! curious about your Garmin news too!

lindsay said...

hooray for magical pasta! yummm.

nice job on the new mileage pr! can't wait to hear the news about garmin... i hope it's good! :)

Mark said...

Great week of running, Marlene! You are going to be so ready to race your Marathon!! Camping in Ontario sounds so cool. I hear it's beautiful country.

Jess said...

Glad it went well for both you and hubby!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations to the hubby on his long run! Glad all of that pasta worked well for him. Congratulations on your long run too! Great job on a 70K week!

Meg Runs said...

Yeah, the pasta worked!

Chic Runner said...

Nice job and that pasta picture totally cracked me up! :) I saw it before my race! Great job again!

trialsoftraining said...

Haha "all that pasta" whew that is A LOT!!! you guys are rackin' up that mileage! :)

Jocelyn said...

Good job girl! That's awesome. It is way to hot lately, I can't believe you were able to run so far. That's amazing!

Jamie said...

What a mileage week! Way to go! And nice job to both you and the hubs on a great weekend run. It definitely was all that pasta :)

joyRuN said...

Excellent mileage! I know - it really blows my mind how much Denise ran in a SINGLE day.

M-Rah said...

Yet another awesome run--way to go to both you and your husband! w00t w00t! ;)

Natalie D said...

way to go for both you and hubby! It almost makes me want to go run 20 miles. Almost!

N.D.

Boris T. said...

Good work on the mileage. :D

Running Around Acres said...

Congrats to both of you. And that was a lot of pasta. Did you get any of it?

Mama said...

Congrats on the successful runs! Impressive mileage you guys are putting in!

MCM Mama

Laura said...

Congrats on your race. Bummer about the heat.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Congrats. Hubby must be happy he can still be your pace bunny and not the other way around (some day perhaps?)

That running clinic sounds more like a vacation with brunches and water station with fruits. You know how to live (and run) in style!

J said...

Ok so I am not much of an expert on the marathon training and such but if you are running more in a recovery week than you did in your normal weeks of marathon training last year and you are feeling good then that is an excellent sign!! Way to go marlene! I am so happy that everything is going well! I am living vicariously through your runs!!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Well done on that mileage! IT MUST BE ALL THAT PASTA!!

I Run for Fun said...

Congrats to both of you. I love mileage PRs. Woo hoo!

Blyfinn said...

Congrats to both of you!

Denise said...

Congrats to Hubs (and you, of course). the first 20 miler is a huge deal!!

B.o.B. said...

Congrats to you and hubs. Musts have been all that pasta. :)

Seriously, keep it up lady. You are doing great. I hate a muggy run and you stuck with it.

Brian said...

Congrats to Hubby, and a BIG congrats to that awesome mileage milestone! Thats awesome and I am totally jealous :)

Kaolee Hoyle said...

Good job on the weekly mileage milestone!

RunToFinish said...

seriuosly is it the weeekend yet????

way to go on a great run, I personally believe in cheesecake dinners rather than pasta :)

Patrick said...

You both are making GREAT progress! Congrats on your continued success-- You have worked hard for this and deserve a little recovery.

Enjoy camping-- Where are you going?

X-Country2 said...

Denise is just a rockstar in general. :o)

Sounds like a great week!

Ted said...

Kudos to both of you !! Have a GREAT camping trip this upcoming weekend.