Total miles: 29.38
I can’t say I am too pleased with how week 13 of training turned out. Wednesday’s run was supposed to be 8 miles, not 5. It rained pretty hard on Wednesday which is usually the day that I run some trails with a local running club. I knew with the rain that the trails we usually run were going to be a muddy mess. So I did the “smart” thing and wore my trail shoes. My trail shoes have been feeling a bit too small so I usually just wear my road shoes (Why are my feet growing? Seriously, stop it feet!).
When I got to run club, we decided to run a different route that would keep us on paved trails and out of the mud. I wasn’t thrilled about being stuck wearing slightly too small shoes for my 8 mile run. And once we started running, I realized that I had forgotten my inhaler. I kept the pace nice and easy for the five miles that the group ran. I could feel blisters forming so I just left it at that. Not a great run, but I wasn’t worried about missing 3 miles this week.
And then Saturday’s run happened, which brought my missed miles this week up to 9. So aggravating! I thought about adding some extra miles Sunday morning or Monday night, but in the end decided to just let my body enjoy the cutback. I’m also thinking of it as a bit of a taper for my upcoming half marathon.