Really great, 80 mile week of training. I got a little fatigued toward the end, but that's to be expected. With the 22 miles I ran last Saturday, it made 102 miles in eight days, which is pushing it for me. But there's only three weeks until the Phoenix Marathon, and typically, this is my toughest week. The only thing I cut out was my Plyo workout on Monday. I was just too fatigued and needed the day to rest my legs. I'll try to do it this Monday.
The highlight of the week was the Saturday Long Run. I did a race simulation and then ran the last few miles faster than marathon pace. The overall pace for 17 miles was 7:03, but the last 10 miles of the run were at a 6:46. I felt really good about the pace considering I felt pretty dead and heavy legged going into the run. I had a leg massage on Friday, and typically the next day is a tough run day for me ... which this was. I feel like with some rest, I could have held this pace without much trouble at all. It was a really encouraging run ... but there's still a ton of work to do in three weeks.
... Be Great Today!