This was a rather uneventful week. I just ran. It wasn’t terribly hard and it wasn’t terribly easy. Just a good nice week of healthy running.
3 mile easy run at 11:05 minutes/mile. I ran this at an easy going pace of 10:05 minutes/mile and finished in 30:16.
6 mile tempo run with 1 mile warm up, 3 miles at 9:28 minutes/mile, and 1 mile cool down. I didn’t run this correctly. I busted out of the gate and ran the first 4 miles at pace and then ran the last 2 miles at warm/cool pace. I completed the entire run in 55:07 with an average pace of 9:10 minutes/mile.
2 mile easy run at 11:05 minutes/mile. Ran a comfortable average pace of 9:27 minutes/mile and finished in 18:52.
8 mile long run at 11:05 minutes/mile. This was a nice long run. I am getting a lot more comfortable with my ability. I used to always be afraid I wouldn’t be able to finish, but now I am sure I can. I think I might pick it up a little next week. I finished in 1:25:06 with an average pace of 10:39 minutes/mile.
It really doesn’t feel like I have been doing this for 5 weeks now. Wow, only 11 weeks to go before race day!