This will be a quick post. I haven't had the greatest fitness week, so I think I'll just summarize and move on. Everyone has weeks like this, I'm sure.
Monday: 5 @ 9:30 in the park. The first three miles were with my dog, then I took her home and did another two at 8:30 pace. My dog is a bit slower so the average pace ended up being pretty mellow.
Wednesday: 8 @ 9:06 on the treadmill, as a little progression. I hit a milestone by running my 1200th mile for the year! My track club gives free "1200 Mile Club" jackets to members who accomplish this, so I'm stoked to get one. I'm a little surprised I pulled it off, considering I took time off in spring.
Friday: 3 @ 8:33 on the treadmill, just a little shakeout before my Saturday race.
Saturday: 13.1 @ 8:37. This was the Magnolia Marathon Half, where my official time was 1:52:45. The race hurt SO BAD and I'm still processing it. My heart rate data tells me it was my hardest run in over six months. Last month, I ran a half marathon (the infamously short course one in Chattanooga) at an 8:12 pace. Just a week ago, I did a 12-mile training run at an 8:21 pace. McMillan predicts my half marathon finish time should be 1:46 ish (based on recent 5k and 10k times). I have my theories about what happened, and I plan to do a race recap later in the week. Stay tuned, because it's bound to be a sob story.
Sunday: Rest, a lot of stretching and rehab work, icing, and crying.
Totals: 29.1 miles of running, three rest days.