|Mileage / Workout
|Mostly around marathon pace. Didn't die so solid run
|Actually felt incredible today. Rocked this 11 out.
|Good run at the start, but then faded at the end.
|100% easy. Not even sure this was a run.
|Needed a rest day -- bad.
|Handcart Half Marathon
|Easy to Medium pace with strides at the end
|Total miles for the week: 68 - YTD: 1396
This was a pretty decent week in terms of overall volume for me. I was shooting for at least in the 70's but came up slightly short. Granted, I was racing on Friday and I didn't want to run on totally dead legs.
The Nineteen mile Sunday run went really well too. It got a little warm near the end but I did manage to knock back some sub-marathon pace miles at the end, much to my delight. I also had two nice runs on Monday and Tuesday. These are all good indications that my legs are getting more resilient to more miles, which is a good thing when it comes to the marathon.
I really need to buckle down in terms of getting a bit more structured training in, though. That is becoming more apparent to me especially in this weekend's half marathon. My usual mode is to run by feel and I go by "whatever". This works for general fitness and isn't too bad for marathon training (as it builds volume) but it doesn't help with speed. It is just difficult to train in the summer with the heat.
I have another half marathon this Friday night. It has been a tradition of mine to do this race since 2012. So I don't expect this week to be a super high mileage week at all on account of that. I do hope to get in a run of 12 - 15 at some point though.