Monday October 31
I felt really tired after 21 miles on Saturday and several hours standing and spectating the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday so I decided to take Monday completely off.
Tuesday November 1
Run 8 mi
2x1200, 2x800, 2x400
Another good workout at the track. I am a big fan of two repeats because there is no middle one! The first and last are never that bad, it's always those ones in the middle that are mentally tough. So 2x a bunch of different differences is ideal for me.
Wednesday November 2
Run 6.05 mi
An easy run commute
Thursday November 3
Run 6.0 mi
Since I took off Monday, I did an easy run instead of taking my normal Thursday rest day.
Friday November 4
Pool run 60 min/6 mi
My legs had been feeling a bit sore all week so rather than do an easy run for the third day in a row, I decided to pool run instead.
Saturday November 5
Sunday November 6
National Race to End Women's Cancer 8k + 4.6 mi of warm up and cool down
70 min/7 mi pool run
Sunday morning I ran in the National Race to End Women's Cancer 8k. I also convinced my mom and sister to sign up, so it was a family race day. A full race report is coming, but it went really well and I improved my (old, outdated) 8k PR by more than 10 minutes! I warmed up about 2 miles before the race and cooled down for about 2.5. Then later in the afternoon I headed to the pool for a nice, easy pool run.
Week 14: 29.6 mi (+13 mi pool running)
I was hoping for a few more land miles this week, but I think that my legs needed the break. At this point in the game, avoiding injury is the main priority. It's still hard for me to believe that this race is now just two weeks away!