Monday August 15
Run 3.0 mi
Tuesday August 16
Run 6.0 mi
The length of my Tuesday run is going to slowly start creeping up and I think I will most likely be making this a run commute day to avoid getting up super early.
Wednesday August 17
Run 3.0 mi
Thursday August 18
Run 6.23 mi (marathon pace run)
My first run commute was a great success. I got to sleep in a bit later than I normally would and manage to do a slightly better job of sticking to MP. I was still a bit too fast on some of the early miles, but I ended with a 10:02 average pace (which just manages to squeeze into the 10-10:15 range).
For those of you that asked about the logistics of my run commute, I do have access to a shower at work (with towels) and I took in my clothes the day before. When I started bike commuting occasionally earlier in the summer, I took in set of all of the necessary toiletries, so I don't have to worry about carrying any of that stuff back and forth either.
Friday August 19
Run 8.0 mi
I was leaving Friday afternoon visit my friend Jennifer for the weekend so I shifted my schedule around a bit to have my rest days on the weekend and get in my long run before I left. Fortunately it was a step back week so I only had 8 on the schedule.
Saturday August 20
An afternoon at the Mother Earth brewery drinking on the patio. Great way to spend a gorgeous Saturday. And the Weeping Willow Wit may be my new favorite beer. :)
Sunday August 21
Sunday is my scheduled cross training day, but I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of trying to fit something in while I was out of town. I'd much rather spend time with a friend who I only see a few times a year! Pool time, a little shopping and movie night made for a very relaxing Sunday.
Week 3 (miles planned/ran) - 26/26.23
This will be the last time I'll be seeing totals in the 20s for a while. Things are going to start ramping up quickly! Only 13 weeks until race day.