Hail my running brothers and sisters! This week I ran 26.73 miles at an average pace of 8:14/mile. I managed to get in 30 minutes of cross-training/conditioning and topped the scales at 159 lbs even this morning. Not exactly race weight but I can’t complain considering my less-than-spectacular mental crash on my long run yesterday. The only two things significant about this week: I did my first track workout and I couldn’t complete my long run. The track workout went well and showed some promise for my marathon. The long run was a complete disaster. Fortunately for me, I still managed 26 miles this week. So I’m chalking this week up to taper/rest/recovery, putting it behind me, and moving on to next week.
Next week is my official taper week for my 1/2 marathon in Knoxville. I still need to get in my track workout, but otherwise I’ll just get in some easy base mileage before my race on Sunday. I’ll be going up on Saturday, and I hope to catch a couple speakers at the expo. If anyone in Knoxville wants to get together for some carbo-loading dinner, let me know and we’ll try to hook up. All right that’s all I have, and if we don’t talk later, wish me luck! Later kids!