Tuesday
planned – total body weights class
actual – 4 X 800/3.75 miles with warm up & cool down

Moved this from Monday to give our legs a chance to rest from Sunday’s 12 mile run.  Splits for this day’s intervals were Lap 1 – 8:24, Lap 2 – 8:27, Lap 3 – 8:13, Lap 4 – 8:06

Wednesday
planned – Tabata/Social Run
actual – Tabata/Social Run

Thursday
planned – total body weights class
actual – total body weights class

This training cycle we’re fairly consistent with 1 day a week strength.  That’s better than nothing I suppose.

Friday
planned – rest
actual – rest

Saturday
planned – 14 mile long run
actual – 12 mile long run

Some GI issues made for a less-than-stellar run.  Average pace was a 10:28, which included what felt like a lot of slow walking to try and make it back to the bathroom.  This was a crappy run LITERALLY.  Hey – (sh) it happens.

Sunday
planned – rest
actual – rest

Monday
planned – 2 X 1600
actual – 3.5 mile progression run

I decided against speed work this week in a lame attempt to taper for this weekend’s big race.  We decided to make this an easy run, but as we warmed up and got lost in our chatter the pace got faster and faster. 
Splits: 9:30, 9:14, 8:56, 8:11

I’m already nervous for this weekend’s half marathon.  Do I shoot for a sub 2 hour?  If I’m honest, that’s my goal, I’m just not sure how realistic it is this time.  What if I try for it and am disappointed?  Then again if I don’t push toward what I truly want, how will I ever reach it?

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