Sigh. These two weeks are the two that should have been awesome but were just lacking. Normal people are running their race by week 16 but not me —-ohhhhh no. And I think these two weeks really reflect my exhaustion.
Week 15: 34 Miles
I know I shouldn’t beat myself up for running 34 miles in a week but this WAS WAY below where I needed to be on the long run. My training buddies weren’t able to meet me and I ran with a different group who was only targeting 8 miles that morning. I got as much done as I could on my own before throwing in the towel.
Week 16: 26 miles
This was supposed to be my first week of 8 milers three times a week. As we can see I was just not having it. I banged one out and was super super proud of that run. Otherwise, it was just a lot of misery, leg pain and general chicanery.
Despite having a few really rough weeks, as you can tell I’m on the rebound. While my weekly mileage is not as high as it should be according to my schedule, I really clocked those miles early in the cycle and I’ve said it before, I’m really really banking on those.
How is your training going?