Well there we have it, I made it one week of posting before I fell off the face of the earth. I really don’t have an excuse so I won’t give you one. I have been running and have gotten in all my scheduled runs and feel good about them. I’ll just give a brief overview to catch up.
Pretty uneventful, a total of 36 miles with a 13 miles long run. I was supposed to do 8 at marathon pace, but didn’t really feel ready for that and my Garmin was being a brat so I saved that for week 4’s long run.
I had my second speed work this week. I woke up later than my alarm so really just had time for 8 miles with the scheduled 4 miles at HMP. However, the way I planned it out in my head was 1 mile warm-up, 4x (1 mile at HMP and 1 mile easy). When I had finished my 2nd 1 mile easy, I realized I was 5 miles away from my apt instead of 4. That 1 mile warm-up was the culprit. I had not other choice than to turn my 8 miles run into 10, which was okay except I got home from my run at the time I should have been leaving for work. At least I hit my paces for the HMP miles and there were faster than 2 weeks ago. Thank goodness for scrubs because I was able to get there only 30 minutes late. “Sorry I’m running late, but I accidently ran an extra two miles today”.
Lets see.. I got caught in a total downpour that came out of no where. It was one of those downpours where it rains so hard that you can taste the concentration of salt from your sweat go from strong to non-existent. I questioned if that meant I had to shower, but then I thought of all of the nasty Broad Street germs I had been splashing my feet through and shower it was.
Long run was 15 miles, with the 8 miles of MP that I didn’t do from week 2. I felt really good and the whole thing actually ended up just 2 seconds per mile slower than my current marathon MP pace. I never felt like I was pushing it so I just kept going. This was refreshing because since returning from my longer than planned running break following Boston, I wasn’t really sure where I was fitness wise. Good to know my body remembered what it is supposed to do 🙂
Okay that is all for now and hopefully see you in less than 3 weeks this time!