I hit another weekly mileage PR last week: 23 miles. I think I am going to drop the overall mileage this week but still bump up the long run mileage on Sunday. The Higdon schedule I am ever so loosely following has this week as a recovery week so I think I will *ahem* run with that this week.
Monday - One hour of yoga. This was my first class since my Thursday night classes ended. It was taught at the Y and I didn't like it so much. I got some good stretching and strengthening but no time to quiet the mind. I am surprised by how much I missed that part of it. I found a different class at a different Y this week and I LOVED it.
Tuesday - 4 mile inadvertent tempo run at the lake. I meant this to be just an easy four-miler but everything just felt great so I went "fast".
Thursday - Blew off spinning class because I was exhausted. Felt some rest and grocery shopping were a better use of my time.
Friday - 5 miles of half-marathon pace at the lake. However, I couldn't hold myself down to that slow of a pace for some reason and ended up doing 30 seconds per mile faster then I set out to do. On the plus side, I was able to hold the entire 5 miles at the exact same pace which is almost impossible for me.
Saturday - 4 miles on a quesy stomach in the rain. I really wasn't feeling good but made myself go out and do this.
Sunday - 10 miles in gorgeous weather. This was much more difficult than last Sunday's run even though the conditions were vastly improved. I actually had to take a couple of walk breaks but I still cranked them out. Hooray for the out and back run because it leaves you no choice but to finish your distance.