This week’s milage was so low. Or just lower. I don’t think it’s fair to call anything more than 30 miles a week low.
But it is lower than I planned when I created my training plan. And it’s still because of my North Dakota weekends which forces me to do my long runs on Sundays when I normally do them on Saturday so I have two long runs in a calendar week but really only one per weekend. I’m not crazy enough yet to do two long long back to back (although I did do two marathons in two weeks, but I think that just makes me an “almost” ultrarunner, right?
Here is a run recap:
Sunday: 7 miles, pretty easy since it was the day after my attempted 22 mile run (only 21 finished, but with a 70 mile week, I figured 21 was still pretty darn good).
Monday: 90 minutes on the stairclimber. For real exhausting. And sweaty.
Tuesday: 7 miles, easy. Great run, felt strong.
Friday: 6 miles, speed before heading to the airport.Thursday: 12 miles, suprise! I only planned to run 6, but was feeling amazing and made it 12 instead. I was sore at first, but I always am after my rest day, so I pushed through (with the help of a little show called Dexter). This makes up for what could have been an even lower mileage week.
Saturday, 7 mile tempo run before class in North Dakota (read: hotel gym). Felt really good and really strong, but hope I didn’t overdo it before my Saturday long run.
All in all, a great week, even if that isn’t reflected in my mileage (and hitting my target mileage)!
I’m mixing up my training a bit this week to maximize my speed work – I’ll let you know next week how it goes (and how I’m feeling).
It’s almost marathon time!