Before I get to that, let me tell you, I was able to get tickets for the kiddo and watch the Hannah Montana Concert movie in 3D. Boy, was that interesting. It was actually pretty good. I think all movies should made that way.
Then we went to go see High School Musical 1 and 2 on ICE. Okay not so interesting, my kid punched me in the arm because she caught me napping at one point.
So I needed to do some running after all that. My ankle x-rays came back negative for a stress fracture, which really means not to much, you can't see it until it heals anyway. But a bone spur showed up also. Now that hurts like a bi-ya-tch if it gets irritated.
But my soon to be "UltraRunner" running training partner, KickstandPam threw down the challenge. She is doing her 1st 50 mile race in April.
So Saturday, we met at 5:30 am near the trails. We've had a significant amount of snowfall. So 12+ inches of snow and my ankle not being 100% was not going to like the trails, so we hit the road for a long run. My ankle was all taped up and tried out some of my night running lights for the first time. I felt good out there, ankle not a great problem but tentative running for sure. We met some other people from our club and at the end ran for over 3 hours and almost 18 miles.
Then yup, repeat the next day on Sunday.
Me and KickStandPam met up again and started at 6:00am. This was going to be the test. To run back to back long runs and see if my body and ankle will hold up. So more road running in 30 degree weather. The last hour was a struggle but almost a 4 hour and 22 mile run. 40 miles in one weekend. I have not done that in awhile.
I must say, if I ran it alone I would have not had the motivation to run that far this weekend. I'm really grateful to have somebody I can Ultra train with these day. Eventhough she got us loss running around in her own neighborhood, she did excuse herself before she let one rip.
Ahhh, it is good to be running outside and with my friends again. Definitely needed a nap after Sundays run but overall my body held up.
Yeah, Zero to 60!
Running miles that is, in one week. Hopefully on the road back. Still taking one week at a time thou, but more optimistic to at least attempt my upcoming 100 mile event. For now that is all I need.