Sassafras’s Training Log – 3.24.13

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 ย 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 ย a relay of friends doing shorter distances. Afterwards I had some delicious blueberry pancakes!

Sunday – Rest

Total – 37.1 miles

Southern-transplant lass who loves 90s boy bands, outdoor adventures and college basketball, although not necessarily in that order. After cracking the 4 hour marathon mark, I'm hoping to run a Boston Qualifying time!

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