The last week I can do anything big before the race. I will continue running next week, but won't be pushing for high mileage anymore.
This week's plan:
M - 4
T - 8 GRT (River Trail, flat)
W - 5
R - 4
F - 4
Sa - 15 (not sure if this will happen...)
Su - off
MONDAY : 5.56 / 44:17 / 7:57
I got up at 5 this morning to run because I have school and meetings almost non-stop until 9 tonight. I checked the weather last night and it looked like it would be clear, and not too far below freezing. I woke up to the sound of rain. 28 degrees and rain. The roads were covered in a thin layer of slushy mess, but I wore my waterproof/traction-y shoes and managed to stay on my feet the whole time. The rain let up about half-way through my run.
TUESDAY : 9.45 / 1:13:11 / 7:44
Not the 8 flat miles I had planned, but I enjoyed this run much more than I would have enjoyed that one. It was in the 60s and gorgeous out, and I knew it would be chillier on the sheltered river trail. It also probably would have been a crowded day on the river trail. So I ran around town where I could enjoy the sunshine and not deal with lots of people/dogs in my way.
WEDNESDAY : 4.51 / 36:20 / 8:03
Temps in the high 50s or low 60s. Pouring rain. Ran around town with a coworker.
THURSDAY : off
4th long day in a row at school. Been getting up before 6, getting to school around 7:15, and staying late every day. Today I didn't get home til 5:45, it was bitterly cold outside, and I just didn't have any energy left to use for a run.
FRIDAY : 5.56 / 43:47 / 7:52
Snow day! I'm so glad, because it was going to be another very long day at school and I probably would not have been able to run. Since I had the whole day off, I got to go for a nice run around lunchtime. It was only 10 degrees out, and the roads were pretty icy/snowy, but it was nice to have the time/energy to run.
SATURDAY : 6.32 / 46:13 / 7:18
By far the best-feeling run this week. (And hence the fastest-paced) It was 19 degrees and pouring snow, but my legs felt like they could keep going all afternoon. Unfortunately, my face did not agree, so I called it quits after the 6+ mile loop.
SUNDAY : 4.7 / 36:05 / 7:40
Yet another run on snowy/slushy/messy roads. I didn't have a whole lot of energy so I didn't bother trying for high mileage. I am really missing last year's mild winter right about now! Oh and guess what? It's snowing. Again.
WEEK : 36.1 miles