20 mile Long Run at 700 Pace
Hey, there's always light at the end of the tunnel. My iron isn't fully back up yet (that I know of), but I was still able to hit 90 miles for the week. Considering it was Thanksgiving, I'm rather proud of achieving my highest mileage ever when I wasn't even in Charlotte for four days. One unique thing about this week was that I ran all three of my workouts mostly by myself. Even though I felt like total crap on two of those workouts, I pushed through them both to hit the mileage target. Surprisingly, I've found that it's easier for me mentally to work out on my own so that I don't feel self-conscious about my over exertion.
I hope that I can hit 90 miles next week before taking a slight down week for my simulation run weekend at Kiawah on December 10th. This next week will be a big one for me because I've got 3x3 mile, 20x400m, and a 20-22 mile long run on tap. With the long run and the two long workouts, I think it will be much easier to hit 90 miles next week than this past week.
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