I did it!!!

Me at the end of my 100 mile week. YEAH, I made it! And I'm still in one piece!! I did a 5.25 mile run at night on Sunday just so I could reach it... silly, I know, but I just really, really wanted to hit that goal. Now I can always say I've done it (and survived it!). I wanted to take pictures right after that run to commemorate the ending of the week, so that's why they're sweaty and not so attractive :)

I'm surprised by how well my legs took it. I actually felt pretty good picking it up at the end of my long run on Sunday, which was the end of this 100 mile week. It's amazing how well your body adapts. Downsides to the mileage? The whole "laundry" chore is a big pain when you're working out a lot. Where's a clean pair of shorts or sports bra? Gaaak, they're all dirty. The other downside is sleepiness. Other than that, though, I have to say... it's just so cool to be able to say that I've been able to handle this volume. Great accomplishment!! Now... just have to keep the volume fairly high for the next month. Hope my body can take it!!

Special thanks to Nate. With the time that this mileage takes, I really rely on him to help w/ a lot around the house. I also really appreciate him running with me, working around my workouts, etc. He's super supportive and understanding. I can't imagine being married to a non-runner/non-athlete. It's make training a LOT tougher.

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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