Tuesday: 6 miles, 46:00 4 tempo miles @ 7:24.
Zi-Cardio, 1 hour
Wednesday: Easy 5, 40:30
Thursday: Long run. 14 miles, 1:54. Progressive with last 6 avg sub 8.
Saturday: Easy 5, 40:30
Sunday: Easy 4, 30:40
I didn't run outside at all this week and I'm 100% ok with that. The 14 miler was almost a dream on the treadmill until midway through when the heat got turned up. I'm now convinced that running outside in temps below 30 is just not worth it and is too harsh on the body. My last 2 long runs outside left me feeling like crap the rest of the day which is a stark contrast to the insane energy I felt post 14 miler which I completed before work.
The result of week 2's post long run hangover. A new lulu running skirt. Thing is, I don't wear running skirts. WTF was I thinking!?
The main reason I did 14 miles before work was to make sure L and I could spend as much time with our BFF, H who was in town for a quick vacation. Mucho good times were had and we look forward to seeing her again soon.
I was just starting to think about shoes for the marathon which is fast approaching in 7 weeks and happened to look at the bottom of my beloved Newtons. I was surprised to see a "blister" on the bottom which had torn. These shoes only have 380 miles on them! ("Only" 380, because I've heard they should last a lot longer.) I was surprised to see this since I've never destroyed a pair of shoes before. According to Newton, they are fine since "technology" part of the shoe is intact. I'll probably be buying another pair for the race anyways since these would end up with over 500 miles by 3/30.
I started looking at my weekly recaps from FVM version 2.0 and am happy with where I am at currently with my training. While I am about 5-10 miles less a week (compared to 7 weeks out from FVM,) my paces are much faster and I'm feeling fantastic. Looking back has given me a lot of confidence over the past week and I really can't wait to see what I can do in Knoxville.