This was an interesting running week (officially week 6 of current marathon training plan). There were no long runs, yet it was my highest mileage week so far this year. The first five runs this week were all over an hour. Wednesday's run was a challenging progression run (each mile faster) on a hilly dirt trail (loop). By Friday, I was feeling pretty fatigued. Took an ice bath after Friday's run. This morning (Saturday) was my weekly group run. Ran 6 miles at just under 8 min/mile and felt strong and fresh. Go figure. I'll be taking tomorrow off, then running 18 miles on Monday...which will be my longest run ever. I'm both intimidated by it and looking forward to it!
Here are this week's numbers:
Long: 8 (3 times)
Year-to-date running miles: 368.8
Have a great weekend!