First week of 2013 is my 5th week of my 16 week marathon training for DC race on March 16th. Started the year with a New Year's Day group run. Didn't really want to go but since I was the one that organized it, I thought it was best that I went. Stayed out too late (or early) at a friend's house playing cards & ringing in the new year. Anyways, 4 of us showed up for the run. We got in 5.6 miles for the day. Wednesday was our usual run group, 6.2 miles. Thursday is a rest day & that is exactly what I did. Well, I did ref a basketball game but I don't count that as exercise. Fridays are tempo day, got another 6.3 miles. These would have been a PR except it wasn't a race. This gets me excited for a 10K race in February! Saturdays are an easy, short run day but... I decided I needed another rest day. I'm trying to limit the missed runs this year. Sunday are LSD days (long, slow, distance). This Sunday totaled 14.1 miles. At 8:59 pace. I'm trying to keep my LAD runs around 9:00 pace. My goal pace for the marathon is between 8:00-8:30, haven't decided exactly yet. I think I can do 8:00 which makes the marathon about 3:30 total but my PR is 4:18. That is a big difference. OK, I'm deciding right now that I am shooting for a 3:30 marathon!
Weekly total - 32.3 miles, 4:47:45, 8:54 pace.
Marathon training totals - 178.12, 27:19:13, 9:12 pace.