A good 2 1/2 hour run with Mike
finished out another good training week. We ran exactly the same pace as last week. 17.7 miles.
The deer flies were an issue about 5 miles out from the finish. Mike had a swarm over his head but I didn't mention it.
The run started off cool but I think it warmed up pretty quickly as I felt the need for water more often during the run and when I got home my clothes were drenched.
A good training week overall this week. I got in 3 harder workouts: Tues, Thurs and Sat. Each one a little different than the other.
Tues: 7.8 miles @ 6:28 pace
Thurs: progression w/7 @ 7:15 then 8 @ 6:45.
Sat: 13 minutes of pickups
The rest of the mileage was easy.
Next week will see a small bump in the mileage as the long run increases by 15 minutes and my Tues through Fri workouts see a 15 minute increase in time as well. However, the hard portions will remain the same so we're talking about additional easy running. I will probably get a little over 80 miles.
Last 3 week totals: 72.3, 75.8, 75.7.