Marathon Training - Week of Aug 15-21
Miles ran: 24.1 (5mi, 3.5 mi, 13.6mi, 2mi)
Miles scheduled: 24
Cross training: yoga - 1
My weight: X (no change)
Audiobook: Finished You Are An Ironman by Jacques Steinberg and briefly started The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, but there was a problem with the audiobook. Got that figured out and now I’m back on track.
Did my entire long slow run to the audiobook without any problems -- over two hours. But discovered I couldn't do any speed work to the audiobook, needed music to push through that.
General Notes: Although my mileage has been fine (mostly since I have a Half Marathon in 1½ weeks I’m preparing for), I’m having difficulty switching from running three days a week to running four. I’m hoping that cooler weather and the kids soon being in school will change that.
My long run this week, 13.1 miles – a half marathon, went pretty well: 2:19. That was encouraging. Although I’m not coming close to my Half PR (2:09 in March 2011), I’m at least not feeling like death after that length. Looking forward to the Rock & Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sept 2.