|Clifton Mill on Sunday|
Week of October 3–October 10
Tuesday: 3.5 miles + walk to work
Wednesday: 5 miles ("speedwork") + walk to work
Thursday: rest + walk to work
Saturday: 6.5 miles with group; 2.1 miles beer run
Sunday: 4.5 mile hike
Total (Running) Miles: 17.1 miles
2016 Miles: 791.6 miles
Alex and I ran together after work on Wednesday in 78º. I had 5 miles scheduled, including 5x1k repeats. I thought I was skipping speed work by running with Alex, but haha joke's on me. We ran faster than I would have solo, so I got my 1k repeats in a roundabout way. He ran 3.5 with me (took a break for pull ups while I ran a loop) and while our pace was a bit over the Hanson's pace for 1k repeats, it was close enough! (That's kind of the theme of my current training: close enough!)
|Tobias all drugged up post tooth removal and cleaning|
|Beer run + friends|
|John Bryan State Park|
My goal for Saturday's half is up in the air, but I know the hay is in the barn – or whatever – and there isn't much I can do besides eat well and stay healthy. Originally, I planned to run my second sub-2, but the summer humidity and a bit of burnout caused me to scale back. I hit my paces, but not all of my mid-week distances. I also abandoned the full Hanson's plan by week 6 and instead chose my favorite parts (Saturday/Sunday back-to-back long-ish runs and speed work).
|Old vs. New (click to enlarge)|
Are you going to take time off after your goal race?