Sorry about missing my post on Sunday. I was wrapped up in a project this past weekend. It was pretty much run work run work. I didn't even get the evening off for fireworks. I'll wrap the project up today. Don't feel sorry for me. The money's good, so it was worth it.
I did get my runs in though. Five recovery miles on Saturday and a 16 mile long run on Sunday. Hey - I found out Sunday morning - 16 miles is a long way! I checked out yet another new route that took off from mile 6 of the San Diego Creek trail that headed north toward the hills. It seemed like I kept going forever! Eight miles out into the bowels of Irvine. Past three freeways. Whew. And I lied about doing nothing but run work run work. It was actually run work run nap work. A long run really takes it out of me.
Week 9 wrapped up with 44.25 miles in the books. This is a new weekly record for me. To be sure, I am slowing down, but I feel pretty good this morning - especially after a 16 mile run yesterday. Long runs are still pretty intimidating, but at least I can see that a 20 miler is doable.
But, I don't need to worry about a 20 miler for a couple weeks yet. On the schedule this week (Week 10):
Monday: Rest day. I may get the erg down for an *easy* workout.
Tuesday: 10 miles - 5 miles GA followed by 5 miles at half marathon pace.
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles. Hit the gym for stretching and core work.
Thursday: 11 miles medium long run.
Friday: Rest day.
Saturday: 17 mile long run.
Sunday: 5 recovery miles. Hit the gym.
Total: 48 miles.
I'm tired just thinking about this week. I'll get caught up on everyone's blogs later today. I promise!