Actual mileage for 12/21 - 12/27: 25.99 miles (82.8% of goal)
While my mileage is lower than the goal, I am still satisfied with last week's training given that it was a holiday week. Christmas time for us is a zoo so the fact that I got a good mid-distance tempo run and a long run in is a miracle in itself. We had very mild winter weather last week which always helps in the outdoor running department!
Wednesday 12/24: 8.23 miles, 57:32 (6:59 pace). I felt really great during this run, as is reflected by my pace. This now is the fastest 10K record holder in my Garmin log.
Friday 12/26: 5.75 miles, 42:08 (7:20 pace). Nothing really stands out with this run.
Saturday 12/27: 12.01 miles, 1:27:46 (7:19 pace). During this run, I started equating long runs with pregnancy. (I know - wackadoo). The first part I hate, the second part is glorious, the last "trimester" is a mix. It takes me several miles to get into a groove where I don't want to quit. But I wanted to get to 12 miles by the end of my training before the training session and I did it. Here is my mile by mile breakdown:
Mile 1: 7:19
Mile 2: 7:29
Mile 3: 7:24
Mile 4: 7:24
Mile 5: 7:03
Mile 6: 7:24
Mile 7: 7:15
Mile 8: 7:13
Mile 9: 7:19
Mile 10: 7:16
Mile 11: 7:14
Mile 12: 7:21
That concludes my 8 week training before the training plan! A recap of the last 8 weeks will be up next!