Yesterday wrapped another week on my quest to get fitter and slimmer. Hopefully I'm getting fitter (ha ha!). I ended the week with an enjoyable 14 mile run yesterday (honestly - I'm not being facetious). The seasons are changing too. Unlike most of my early morning runs the past couple of months, the sun was out in full force by 8:30 or so. I ended up downing about 70 ounces of water on and immediately following the run. And I was thirsty the rest of the day to boot.
Final stats for yesterday's run - 14.25 miles at an average pace of 10:30 and an average heart rate of 73% of max. Total for the week - 40.5 miles.
This week is a step back week in the plan. On the schedule:
Monday: Rest. I may try to dust off the erg and do a little rowing this evening.
Tuesday: 7 miles GA with 10 X 100 stride outs
Wednesday: Rest. I will dust off the erg and get some rowing in.
Thursday: 9 miles GA
Saturday: 11 miles medium long run
Sunday: 5 mile recovery. Then to the gym for some stretching and core work.
Total: 32 miles
I also started looking - there are 16 weeks left to the Long Beach Marathon. So, it's time to make up my mind - Full or Half?