Thanks for the comments last week Maura and Jill! You both made my day :)
Week 16 was decent. My mantra of being tired continued for the beginning of the week and I may have gorged on sugar a few times. I have easy access to sugar from the zillion Easter baskets my kids got. BAD BAD BAD.
Plan says: Easy 4-5 miles, 6 x 20 second sprints followed by 10 seconds easy
What I do: 0 miles. I took a rest day since I did my long run the day before.
Plan says: easy 7 miles
What I do: Monday's missed workout. 4.7 miles total, 36:02 (7:40/mi)
Plan says: Rest or cross-train
What I do: Tuesday's missed workout. 7.01 miles, 53:12 (7:35/mi avg).
Plan says: easy 7-8 miles
What I do: 0 miles. I was running a day behind on my plan and was very tired. So I did what any addict does - laid on the couch and gorged on sugar!
Total: 0 miles
Plan says: OPTIONAL easy 3-4 miles
What I do: I had a church meeting so I did not run. Before you feel too badly for me it was a group of women from church who met to have nails done, wine and snacks. Yeah..that kind of "meeting". ha ha ha
Plan says: 14-16 miles
What I do: Headed out during nap time. I made this avocado pasta dish for lunch from Runner's World and it was delicious. Fueled up, I grabbed my ipod and took off. I was way overdressed so I dropped my LS shirt off back home after mile 1 (I usually get the first mile done in our neighborhood). It was a beautiful sunny day and I got very emotional listening to the Another Mother Runner podcast below - I may or may not have started getting choked up when they played Brave and thinking of the marathon.
Here was my podcast lineup:
2: Happier with Gretchen Rubin, podcast 8
I felt really great the last 6 miles of this run. I went out too fast (miles 2-5) and paid for it. (Have been thinking a lot about strategy for race day!)
1 - 7:26
2 - 7:19
3 - 7:14
4 - 7:22
5 - 7:20
6 - 7:27
7 - 7:45
8 - 8:03
9 - 7:39
11 - 7:33
12 - 7:35
13 - 7:34
14 - 7:41
0.14 - 1:06
Total: 14.14 miles, 1:46:29 (7:32/mi avg)
I have some great tan lines going on mid-thigh from my shorts, on my neckline from my shirt and my watch. I actually love it even though the first time I have to wear a swim suit this summer I'm going to curse them!
Plan says: Rest
What I do: Rest. I had planned on getting Thursday's missed workout in today but alas. It was pouring so I took it as a sign to skip it.
Week 16 Total Mileage: 25.85 miles
Completed 3 of the 4 mandatory workouts