My weekend with my sister was AMAZING! I did end up a bit short on my weekly mileage, but I think it balances out if you consider the time spent chasing an almost-four-year-old around the park every day.
Distance: 8.75 miles
Rest Day (unscheduled)
Distance: 5.04 miles
This should have been a slightly slower run, but I had to run a bit faster to squeeze in my miles before my sister arrived. Even though I cut this run from 6 miles to just 5 I was still in the shower when they got here. Oops!
Distance: 10.43 miles
Pace: 1 mile easy, 7 miles at MP (8:38 average), 6 miles easy
Total: 38.39 miles
I originally had 43 miles planned for this week, but when I decided to take a rest day on Wednesday, I knew I wouldn’t have time later in the week to make up the run. I decided I would rather spend time with my sister’s family then obsess over a few extra miles. I also wanted to get the most out of my cut back week so I would be ready to start building my mileage back up this week.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I am feeling pretty good about my training right now. Cutting back was the right decision and now I feel both mentally and physically ready to start tackling some higher mileage weeks again (with a sensible build up, of course!).