I’m late sharing my log with you guys this week, so let’s just get down to business. It was a little bit of an up and down week with having to shift runs around and just being so, so sick of the cold, but I also had a really good speed session and ran my peak long run of 21 miles on Saturday. I am excited to have it behind me, and to be rapidly approaching marathon day!
Monday – Unplanned rest day. I didn’t go in the morning because it was absolutely pouring and thunderstorming (we got a record 1.7 inches in just one day!). Although it had stopped raining by the time I got off work, the temperature had cooled significantly and I was starting to feel like I was getting a bug. So I made the decision to just call Monday a wash and move the rest of my training days around to accommodate this.
Tuesday – 5 miles easy at 9:13 pace
Wednesday – 8 miles, with the middle 6 at race pace. A chilly 28 degrees. Does it feel to anyone else like winter is never ever ever going to end? I hit 8:26 for my mid-6, much better than my target of 8:35. This workout definitely gave me a big confidence boost!
Thursday – Rest
Friday – 3.1 miles at 9:20 pace. It has become a Friday tradition to log these shorter runs with my friend and our dogs. I’m not sure who has more fun, us chatting or the dogs sniffing! At only 20 degrees, I piled on the layers and said a thank you for good running buds, that’s for sure.
Saturday – 21 miles at 9:22 overall. This run was challenging at times, but I got it done with the help of a relay of friends doing shorter distances. Afterwards I had some delicious blueberry pancakes!
Sunday – Rest
Total – 37.1 miles