I cannot believe I am down to 5 weeks. I cannot believe I have only 5 weeks to go to my goal spring race. I cannot believe all of the things that have happened and all of the improvements I have made in running since fall. Committing to a spring half was a good decision. And I know that I am going to walk away from this race ready to focus on a fall full. The fall full that I have registered for (post to come) and really hone in on all of the mental things that are going to make me so much better in the long run.
So let me take a look at the week.
Monday: 8.56 miles, 8:21 average CORE
Tuesday: 7 miles, easy, 8:45 pace
Wednesday: 9.13 miles - track work. 8x800 m with 2:00 walking recovery
Thursday: 50 minutes elliptical, CORE
Friday: 7 miles, easy. 8:53 average pace CORE
Saturday: 14 miles with 5 at marathon pace
Another awesome week of training and working. I am really starting to feel more than ever that all of the extra mileage is paying off and making me STRONG. I am sure that this is all making me better in the long run, and I am really looking forward to testing that out in 5 weeks time at GCM and hopefully parlaying that into my fall marathon.