Tuesday: 3 miles (speed work, 6x400)
Wednesday: 3 Miles
Thursday: 3.5 miles
Saturday: 7 miles
Total: 16.5 miles
Week 1 was a struggle getting the runs in because I was in Alabama and sick, but I rearranged the schedule and got the miles in. My long run was actually split up into several shorter runs with a few 10 minute breaks built in because it was the best I could do with being sick.
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 3.5 miles plus 1.65 mi with daughter
Thursday: 4 miles
Saturday: 3.1 miles (Race) plus 1 mi with daughter
Sunday: 8 miles
Total: 24.35 (21.7 without the runs w/daughter)
Week 2 the plan was to do my long run on Thursday because my husband was working from home, but I just couldn't pull myself out of bed early enough. I still wanted to run because it was the perfect opportunity with him being home, so I strapped my son in the BOB and ran because I could. I ended up running 4 miles and probably would have just finished the other 4 - but I was out of time. (The kids had dentist appointments) I probably ran too many miles in week 2, gotta be mindful of rest days - its too early in training to over do it.
Sunday came and I put off the run as long as I could by watching the men's marathon. I didn't want to run because I was achy and sluggish from the 5k the day before but once I stepped out the door, things started looking up almost immediately. The weather was cool, the sun was out, and I was going to kick butt. My plan was to run at least half the miles before stopping back at home for a bathroom pit-stop. However, once I got started I settled into a good rhythmn and just didn't want to stop - so I ran, 8 miles without stopping. This is my longest distance non-stop run in a LONG time - since at least March or April. It was a reassurance that I can do anything I set my mind to, which I needed. My splits were all over the place, but at least I had negative-splits the last few miles.
The challenge this week comes in having to run a 9 miler during the middle of the week due to a race this weekend. It would be ideal to train without all the local 5k races, but I am trying to do as many of the local track club races as possible. Next year when I train for the Goofy Challenge I won't have all these extra races to contend with.
Question for my readers... how do I deal with the miles I am putting in with my daughter? They are at a much slower pace (probably 16-18 minute miles depending on the day), but I am running 2-3 miles a week with her on her runs.
Do I count those miles? Do I need to reduce my independent mileage by that much or do I just count it as a sort of cross training?