I am pleased to report that I have officially put a new game plan in place for this Fall. I am slowly building back my base, but know that I don’t have enough time to put in to have a stellar marathon. So I am now shooting for another half – the Tyranena Beer Run Half on 11.2.13.
I met with my coach on Friday and we decided that was a good plan. The best news is that my sister is also doing the race and we haven’t done the same race in a LONG time.
This week wasn’t a big one, but I was able to put in some work while managing a still very busy work schedule. Here it is by the numbers:
Monday is my rest day.
Tuesday is not usually a rest day, but I was slammed at work and needed to make that a priority. So it became a rest day.
Wednesday I ran just over an hour – 7 miles / 9:06 pace. I almost cut it short, but reminded myself I need to get back into a strong training mindset.
Thursday morning was fantastic. 60 degrees and no humidity. 9 miles / 9:07 pace. I would have made it 10, but didn’t have any more time.
Friday I was dog tired, but I forced myself to get out there and get it done. 5.1 miles / 9:09 pace.
Saturday we had family in town, so I skipped the run to have lots of family time.
Sunday I ran 10 miles / 9:12 pace. This was my first double-digit run in MONTHS. It was hard and feel like I have SO far to go to get into shape, but it was awesome to get it done.
Total: 31.1 miles
Hopefully I’ll get in a couple more base-building weeks and then I’ll be able to start getting some real quality in.