Target for this week was 36 miles, which I did do. A recap
Tuesday: 8.4 miles GA + 10X100 (13K)
Thursday: 10 miles GA (16K)
Saturday: 13 miles medium long run (switch days) (21K)
Sunday: 5 miles recovery (8K)
Weekly total: 59K (37 miles)
Avg pace: 5:09K
Time run: 5:04
Year to date: 1137.5K (707 miles)
Yesterday's longish run went well, with an average pace of 5:13K/8:25 miles. I really concentrated on maintaining pace.
Next week is an interesting one. I have a longer run (14 miles) on Sunday, but I also signed up for a 10 miler race on the same day. I guess the smart plan is to run 4 miles to the starting line and treat the race like a training run. I know myself to be a bit more competitive, but I do plan to fit in the mileage -- before the race as a warmup sounds better than adding 4 miles to the end. The run that's challenging is the Tuesday LT run, 8 miles with 4 miles at half marathon pace. That's 6.5K of race hard running without the race environment to push me. That will be difficult, but I look forward to running it: I am aiming for a pace of between 4:30K and 4:35K.
Tuesady: 8 miles x 4 miles at LT pace
Wednesday: 4 miles recovery
Thursday: 10 miles GA
Saturday: 4 miles (I will do strides in prep for Sunday)
Sunday: 4 mile easy/warmup plus 10 mile race.