Monday, March 23rd: Rest Day
Tuesday, March 24th: 4.19 miles running on treadmill (10:44 pace)
Wednesday, March 25th: Rest Day
Thursday, March 26th: 4.24 miles running on treadmill (10:36 pace)
Friday, March 27th: Rest Day
Saturday, March 28th: 10 miles run/walk OUTSIDE (13:15 pace)
Sunday, March 29th: 20 miles running on treadmill (broken into 2 ten mile runs) (overall 10:37 pace)
This was the week I was dreading the most on my training schedule for the Flying Pig. I knew it was going to be crazy/busy/horrible. I had two special events at work—one on Thursday evening and an huge one on Saturday morning! I knew that doing 30 miles this weekend with my large event on Saturday was going to be a bit of a struggle, but I finished and I got it all done!!
After my event on Saturday, I was able to get in my 10 miler outside. It was decent weather and I felt pretty good—especially since it’s my “slower” day for training.
Sunday morning, I set my alarm for 5:30 am hoping to be outside to do my 20 miler before I had to be at work by 12 pm. I looked at the weather forecast and determined that it was going to rain around 10 am (I wouldn’t be done with my miles at that point) and there was a big wind advisory (40 mph gusts). So I made the decision to sleep a bit longer… do 10 miles on the treadmill, go to work for a few hours and then finish the day with the remaining 10 miles. Not exactly how you should do a 20 miler, but I had to make it work!
Friday I will be heading to Lynchburg, TN to run in the Oak Barrel Half Marathon on Saturday! I’m not expecting any sort of PR—in fact it might be one of my slowest races with the darn hills!
Have a great running week!