2013 started today the same way 2012 ended, with a rest day from running. Zero miles. Sometime hanging out with people you love and just being takes priority over running a few miles.
It’s all good though. I’ve had two really tough weeks of running and life and mixed in a pretty bad cold on top of that – so I figured I deserved the rest. I’m ready to start another tough week of training tomorrow – with my first 20 miler of the training cycle this weekend. And just because I like to pack in the excitement – I’m also moving this week!
So, the Phoenix marathon week #7 recap you’ve all been wondering about:
Miles run: 56.3
Pilates: 1 time.
- M: 9.2 miles (8:51)
- T: 8 miles (9:31)
- W: 12 miles (8:34)
- Th: 4 miles (9:23) (downhill, on treadmill)
- F: 18 miles (9:04)
- Sa: 5.1 miles (9:56)
- Su: rest (downhill skiing though)
Added in some MP miles this week and felt mixed about them. They didn’t feel like a pace I could maintain for 26.2. Or even 6.2. But, in my defense, I had a cold, it was sub-zero windchill and I was coming off of a 65 mile week of running last week. So I don’t think they were supposed to feel easy. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.