I dropped my run today.
Dropped it like it was my third wife after my first Tony nomination. I thought, in all, this was a pretty good week. Monday 3 miles, Tuesday 6 miles, Wednesday 6 miles, and Thursday 5 miles. And I am definitely getting in a 10 miler this weekend, even if it kills me. So that will put me at 30 miles for the week, which isn’t particularly bad, I don’t think.
After reading some of your comments here lately, I am thinking about re-vamping my training for the Austin Half Marathon for these last five weeks or so. I’ve heard about your pitfalls with overloading pre-race mileage, and I’ve heard about your success with reducing mileage in favor of running intervals. In light of this, I think reducing weekly mileage is going to be a must, and I KNOW upping average mileage time is also a must. Good thing I just discovered one of my favorite podcasts has an interval series for this express purpose!
I’m taking today off completely so that I can for sure get that 10-miler in this weekend. (Aaannd so I can help my good friend celebrate the First Anniversary of her Thirtieth Birthday.) Then I’ll start next week by continuing with Running Group (2 good, quick runs a week), and running intervals twice a week on my own. The fifth day will be for rest, or perhaps for a good yoga session, as my schedule and muscle-tightness permits. Still committing to a 10-miler ever weekend until the race, to keep endurance rocking.
Thanks, all, for the feedback and schooling on proper training!