Completed my step-back week today with a 5 mile run in very cold weather. Decided not to go all out -- I think I could have run the 10 miles if I commited to it, but are far more battles to be fought over the next 12 weeks.
Looking over the year so far, I've put in good base mileage over the past six weeks. Here's a mileage recap
Week 1: 24 miles
Week 2: 46 miles
Week 3: 34 miles
Week 4: 37 miles
Week 5: 42 miles
Week 6: 25 miles
That's an average of about 35 miles a week, which is what I set out to do in my base training. I have four runs scheduled this week: An 8 miler with strides, a 9 miler mid-week run, a 5 mile recovery on Saturday and a 13 miler on Sunday.
The following week has my first lactate threshold run 8 miles with 4 at pace.
Here goes nothing.
Weekly mileage: 25 miles (40K)
Year to date mileage: 207 miles (333K)