A very good week overall, especially our Saturday long run. This was the third consecutive week where I've felt that the distance and pace were both really solid. Jan had wanted us to cut back this week, in preparation for only two more weeks of significant mileage before we taper. We were joking about it a little during the run, how nice it is to use the words "only" and "fifteen miles" together.
It was also a chance to run a good stretch of the marathon route -- starting near the Walker Art Museum, winding through some of the neighborhoods north of Lake of the Isles. We ran along the marathon route until we were well south of Lake Harriet, then turned around and came back.
I was able to stick to my modified training schedule earlier in the week: a solo run on Monday, spin class on Tuesday, team training on Wednesday (Yasso 800's at the track), and another spin class on Thursday. With a rest day on Friday, and a good night of rest, I've found that my long runs on Saturday are much more manageable.
- 3 runs for 24.5 miles (long run of 15 miles)
- 2 spin classes
- 2 days of rest
Total training miles since 05/12/2011: 299.5 miles