Hail my running brothers and sisters! I did 37.25 miles this week at an average pace of 9:03/mi. I only spent 12 minutes on cross-training and conditioning, but my weight this morning was at 156.0 lbs. Not a huge week by any means and nothing truly notable. No long run over 10 mi this week due to some life issues that crept up. I’m trying not to let my lack of long mileage stress me out since I’m supposed to be tapering anyway. I officially have 13 days left till my marathon. I’ve decided to re-evaluate my fall/winter race schedule to accommodate more BQ races depending on how close I am at the Country Music. I’m probably done with the Yasso 800’s until after the race. I might try and squeeze in a short set of intervals next week just to keep my weight under control, but it's mostly base mileage, peppered with some tempo runs, until the marathon. I definitely need to do more cross-training, but for some reason, I lose interest as I do more miles.
Now for the hard numbers: Today was supposed to be a long run, but I got sidetracked. I did manage 13 x .15 mi hill repeats with .15 mi recoveries in my neighborhood though at an average pace of 9:36/mi. Per Garmin, I had an elevation change of 645 ft. Not huge numbers, but the repeats were fairly consistent, if not a bit slow. Later kids!