My goodness I'm so behind on my posts. This whole back to school thing takes a while to get used to. August was a big month for me - my highest mileage month EVER (191.10 miles) in my life. Which might be why I've been feeling tired. But I also feel very ready for the marathon.
Saturday was my 22 mile run. We got dropped off up the canyon and ran down all the way back to the house. I felt better on this run than on our last 20. I did GU chomps at mile 7 and 17 and a roctane gel at mile 11. We dropped drinks along the trail so that I didn't have to carry anything - one of my gatorades got taken but luckily there was a water fountain near that stop. I did the whole thing without music too.
Monday was supposed to be a 10 mile recovery run and even though it was Labor Day there was lots going on so I left my house at 5:30 am to drive up the canyon to meet a friend who was staying at her cabin for the weekend. It was really dark at 6:00 and the trail just seemed too scary to both of us. So we ended up running 4 miles up a mountain and back down. Not the best "recovery" run - it was a tough 8 miles but I finished it. It rained on us the last mile which was actually really nice. Then yesterday I taught spin and did crossfit. And today was a 9 mile run.