I can't believe Chicago is only 39 days away. WHAAAAATTTTT?!!! I'm going to stand and contemplate that for hot second.
I am heading into peak mileage for the next few weeks, so last week was pretty conservative.
|Coach Nark's Plan||5-6 miles easy||8 miles easy||6 miles w 6-8 × 200m @ rep pace w 200m recs||Off||4 miles easy||17 miles easy run||40 Weekly miles - Off|
Monday- 6.2 miles/ 8:28 avg pace
Tuesday-8 Miles/ 8:37 avg pace
Wednesday- 6.76 miles with 9 (because I lost count) x 200m & 200m active recovery between each set (:44, :47, :46, :46, :45, :43, :44, :44, :44)
Thursday- (switched my Thursday and Friday) 5.23 miles/ 8:44 pace & 1 hour strength class
Saturday- 17.08 / 9:39
Saturday I met up with my friend and Oiselle Volee teammate, Kristen,to get our long run done! Running friends are really the greatest friends! She is the sweetest and is running the Marine Corps Marathon in October (while raising money for Team Fox <----please take a second to check out her page and even consider donating and little something for such an amazing cause :)!)
We also went to our friends wedding Saturday night and had a great time! There were miniature horses, so I pretty much just hung out with them most of the time;)
I finished up August with 210.36 miles! I had to check and re-check that more than a few times. It just didn't seem possible. That has been my highest mileage month in the history of ever. WAHOO.
I know that I can't have a great run every day. To be honest, I'm surprised this didn't happen earlier. I have felt so great and so positive about my runs lately that I guess I needed a little reality check to make sure I don't lose focus or drive. This tempo was not meant to be. It straight up sucked and I'm okay with that. I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning. Pounding the pavement and focusing on my goal.
Happy Running my sweet friends!