Another week in the books & this winter training is as hard as I thought it would be. Some days it's just so hard to get outside in the cold weather. I've done most if not all my harder workouts, but it's the easy runs that I usually skip. That being said, I always get out & walk my dog & ref my basketball games which help stretch my legs.
Monday was my gym day, but I was still tired from Sundays long run. Still made it the evening lap swim & did 1500 yards continuous. Tuesday was to be mile repeats but I just couldn't get out the door & I had a basketball game out of town. Wednesday is our group run. Since only 1 person ran 3 miles with me, I decided that was my warm up, then I did my 3 x 1 mile repeats with 1/2 mile easy between & cool down for a total of 7.7 miles. them went straight to the pool for another 1500 yards. Thursday was a rest day then Friday was tempo day, 9 miles with 6 miles at MP. Good run, felt great even if it was only 20 degrees outside. Saturday I had a basketball game at noon with another one at 6pm, good enough for the day. Sunday I got in my long run, 18.25 miles under 9:00 pace. That 'magic' 9:00 pace is what I have been shooting for on my long runs, so anytime I can stay under that, it is good.
Basketball season is starting to wind down, so hopefully I can stay with my plan better.
Weekly training totals - 35.3 miles, 5:06:24, 8:40 pace.
Marathon training totals - 276.34 miles, 41:38:08, 9:02 pace.