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Dopey Training -Week 3 Recap

My third week of Dopey Challenge training wrapped up yesterday.  Luckily, it has been "so far, so good."  I'll take it!

Monday: 3.6 miles.  I always run on Monday mornings because for me, it's a great start to the week.  Plus, my Mondays usually feature shorter runs, so it's a great way to ease into the week!

Tuesday: 6.5 miles.  I was supposed to run 6 miles, but I'm notoriously bad a misjudging distances.  Next thing I know, I'm either a little bit short of the planned distance or I've traveled out a little too far.  Luckily, in this case, it didn't matter, because I don't mind tacking on an extra half mile.

Wednesday: 10 miles.  I was surprised at how good this run felt.  My running route is quite hilly, but I was able to move at a pleasant speed.

Thursday: 12 miles (long run) -Sometimes after Wednesday's standing date with a ten miler my legs are shot going into the long run.  This is actually the goal, because I'm trying to train myself to run on very tired legs so I can be successful at Dopey.  I felt fine up until mile 8.  Miles 8 and 9 were a bit of a struggle but I got through it and was able to run reverse splits and finish strong, even running up a very large hill!

Friday: 2.5 miles -This was a recovery run.  My legs were tired but I wanted to get the muscles moving.

Saturday: REST DAY -This was an ideal day for a rest day as my legs were tired and I had family in town looking at wedding venues with Nicole and I.

Sunday: 7 miles -I went with Nicole for her long run.  She's currently training for her first half marathon at Wine & Dine and her mileage is really starting to ramp up.  I have been trying to do her long runs with her when I can.

How was your running week?  What races or events are you training for?

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