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Dopey Training -Week 5 in Review

Is it just me or are these training runs getting more difficult each week?  This Dopey Challenge training is no joke.  But I guess 48.6 miles over 4 days is no joke either.

Monday (4 Miles) -It's so nice to start the week with low mileage runs.  It helps the Mondays not feel so Monday-ish and is a good start to the week.  Also, less time pounding out the miles means more time getting things done, especially important on a Monday.

Tuesday (7 Miles) -There's a nice out and back near the water by me that means I spend the bulk of this run on a nice gravel path surrounded by pretty natural views.

Wednesday (10 Miles) -Actually, it ended up being 10.1,  I'm trying to get used to the extra little portions of a mile that come in races, whether it's .1 or .2, it really makes a difference!

Thursday (12.2 Miles) -For long runs I usually choose an out-and-back course.  However, an unleashed dog changed that plan.  Also, please leash your dogs!  Your Rottweiler may be your cute and cuddly member of your family, but when he's charging down the path toward me, I have NO earthly way of knowing that.  I love dogs and this one was probably friendly, but better safe than sorry.  I decided to use the same course I used on Tuesday, which means it was an out-and-back and then another out-and-back.  Therefore it was NOT FUN.  But I still did it.

Friday (3 ish miles) -It was raining off and on all morning so I got dressed with the intention of going to the gym, but when I stepped outside, the rain had stopped.  I decided to chance it and see if I had actually received a window to run. No watch means I'm not quite sure how far I went, but 3 ish seems reasonable.

Saturday (rest day) -But I did find my wedding dress, so, productive overall.

Sunday (8 miles w/ Nicole) -I do the bulk of the Dopey training during the week so I can tackle Nicole's long runs with her.  Today we enjoyed a nice 8 mile loop in near perfect running weather.  What a great way to wrap up the week!

What races do you have on the horizon?

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  1. Yes, you're right...the weeks are definitely getting harder and harder, although I think it has to do with the weather more than anything! Ah well...we will make it for sure!

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