Week 15 turned out to be a decent week, building on the success of Week 14. (I still get excited about that 20 mile run!)
Race Day is 2 weeks and 4 days away from today (Monday 4/13). EEK!
Plan says: Optional easy 3 miles
What I do: Unfortunately I didn't even attempt to run because I had to take my son to the doctor right after dinner where he was diagnosed with a double ear infection. Fun times! 0 miles
Plan says: easy 5-6 miles
What I do: 0 miles. I went to Costco with my in-laws.
Plan says: Rest or cross-train
What I do: 5 miles (Tuesday's missed workout). 5.08 miles, 38:05.6 (7:30/mi avg). My legs were definitely still tired from the 20 miles.
Plan says: 1-2 miles warm up, 5-6 miles tempo, 1-2 miles cool down
What I do: I was still tired, so I did Friday's workout and logged 3.51 miles. Unfortunately, I did not record the pace or anything about this run and a glitch in my Garmin deleted a week's worth of data before I got a chance to upload.
Total: 3.51 miles
Plan says: easy 3-4 miles
What I do: rest 0 miles
Plan says: 20-21 miles
What I do: Missed tempo workout. Anticipating that I had no battery left on my Garmin, I took it with me to work to charge. The watch charged and I threw it in my purse. Not sure what happened, but I left on my run and got the low battery warning about 3 steps into my run. UGH! The watch officially died at 2.63 miles. So i did what I thought was at least 7 miles, and I was HUFFING it. I returned home to find out that I logged 7.5 miles (via Gmap Pedometer). Again plugged the Garmin into my computer so I would have it for the long run.
Total: 7.5 miles, no idea on pace or total time
Plan says: Rest
What I do: Long run! I really messed around with this run to the point that I was back at my house at 13 miles and really thirsty so I stopped and did another 2.3 after dinner, about 4 hours later. Hello split distance! It was hotter than it has been - mid 60s and sunny so I tore through 16 oz of water that I took along right away. I still felt really tired during this run.
Once again, i listened to some podcasts, outdoors. I have found that if I don't listen to podcasts while running, I won't listen to them so it ends up being a great way to "kill two birds with one stone" to borrow a Joodlism (husband's term for something my mom says).
1: Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin with David Blaine (remaining partial)
2: Happier with Gretchen Rubin, podcast #7
1 - 7:55
2 - 7:34
3 - 7:27
4 - 7:38
5 - 7:27
6 - 7:46
7 - 7:49
8 - 7:39
9 - 7:41
11 - 7:38
12 - 7:34
13 - 7:40
14 - 7:26
15 - 6:53
0.44 - 3:03
Total: 15.44 miles, 1:57:03 (7:35/mi avg)
Week 15 Total Mileage: 31.02 miles
Completed 4 of the 4 mandatory workouts!