Here's my recap of this past week's (much better) training. . .
Monday – On the schedule (OTS): 3
What I did (WID): Nothing. I've been fighting a sinus infection and apparently I needed sleep.
Tuesday – OTS: Rest or XT (cross train)
WID: I ran 3.1 miles – yesterday's miles since I rested yesterday.
Wednesday – OTS: 7
WID: Nothing. I'm sure the extra sleep was necessary. Again. I really need to start getting these midweek long runs in.
Thursday – OTS: 2
WID: I did yesterday's 7 today. At least I sort of got a midweek long run in!
Friday – OTS: Rest or XT
WID: Rest. Not exactly planned, but I'm finally feeling a lot better and can breathe. Extra sleep must have helped.
Saturday – OTS: 17
WID: I got 13.5 in because I had left a note saying I'd be home by a certain time. I cut my run a little short so I made it home in time, only to find everyone (including Thomas – at nearly 9:00) still asleep. I should have just gone back out for a few more miles, but I chose to be done. This is still my longest run since March 2010 which is when my last marathon was!
Sunday – OTS: Rest or XT
WID: Rest – planned, since I had a hilly long run yesterday.
Total miles for the week – Scheduled: 29, Actual: 23.7 – yay for finally getting over 20 again!!
Total miles run for this marathon training cycle so far – 113.8
Overall, this was a pretty good week. I only missed my 2 miler and a few miles off my long run. I recovered well from my long run – tried out compression sleeves for the first time. I wore them all day Saturday after my run and come bedtime, my legs felt great!! Now to just figure out my fueling during long runs. I can't do Gu anymore – just can't handle the consistency. I used Gen UCAN every 40 minutes during my run, but I need more calories than that. I'll be doing some experimenting over the next few weeks to see what works and what doesn't.