week in review (8/03 - 8/09):
total miles: 61.50
time spent running: ~ 8 hours 38 minutes
avg hr: 156.50
avg pace: 8:33/mile (avg temp: 81*)
off days: 0
another week hanging out in the 60's. i would have liked a few more miles but i was having a hard time logging miles early in the week. my motivation (to run period) picked up at the end of the week for a strong finish. this coming week is going to be a major cutback week due to what will hopefully (am i really saying that?) finally be my wisdom teeth appointment. i've been pushing my legs for 2+ weeks without a day off because i'll be taking more than enough days off around my teeth. i've also logged four 60+ weeks in a row so it's time for a break anyway. i'm hoping to try a few miles sunday, but i am definitely not going to push it; if i have to take 4 days off then so be it.
today's long run/quality workout was a decent redemption from last week's. i got in 20 miles with 11 of them at/around "goal marathon pace" (which hasn't quite been set in stone yet). i took three vanilla bean flavored gu's (delicious!) that i recently won from rick at marathon man. he's currently training for the nyc marathon too and raising money for autism speaks.
my stomach muscles cramped a little and caused me to take a few breaks in the last few miles 'cause i couldn't stand up straight or run without them hurting. i only had to take two pitstops though so things are clearing up on that end. hopefully anyway, i'm still on the lovely clindamycin for another two days. i sure hope this issue can be blamed on the meds - i don't think i will run well in nyc if it's still around...
sunday (8/9) am run: 20 miles, 2:40:47 (avg pace 8:02), avg hr (166)
[average of "goal mp" miles 7:28]