I don’t know what I had to do to get an epic, but I’m not complaining.
And this is the first week in a few that I am ridiculously happy with my training, especially since work has been really intense lately.
Although, please note, my actual mileage was 39.56. DailyMile didn’t get the memo that I snuck last Monday’s two miles in to count toward the previous week.
So let’s get to some recappin’, eh?
Monday: 2 sneaky miles
Tuesday: 3 miles. Do you know how happy I was to see this on my plan? A short run during marathon training is like Christmas in July.
Wednesday: 8 miles (before work, WOO MID-DISTANCE MILES BEFORE WORK), with 3 at tempo. This was really freakin’ humid, but I fought through and emerged a sweaty beast at the end.
Thursday: I love rest days. And lamp.
Friday: Had 9 on the plan but got out of work much later than anticipated, so did Saturday’s planned 3.
Saturday: Saturday was the only day I didn’t stick to the mileage I planned, but knowing I had 18 miles planned for the next day, I was afraid to push that little bit more, and was pretty sure I didn’t have it in me. It’s hard to tell where that line of “this is good pushing yourself” and “you might get hurt if you push yourself” is, but I was so worn out, that I’m pretty sure this was the latter.
Sunday: Sunday is the kind of run that made me really glad I had a blog so I could tell you all how awesome my run was. 18 miles of awesomeness, with some hills thrown in.
I was kind of nervous about last week’s training, but I’m really satisfied with how I tackled it. This week looks like another intense one, and I’m hoping I can make another solid week happen again this week. I have 20 planned for this weekend, but I’m going on a wine tour on Saturday. The last time I did a wine tour the day before a long run, I got really lightheaded.
Should I run: at the true crack of dawn Friday, after work Friday or pretty damn early Saturday? What would you do? And how was your week o’training?