Saturday's PR at the Lake Benbrook Half Marathon was the last run of a month in which I ran the most miles in any month: 194.75, just edging out the 193-mile month I had last October. And the thing is, I only ran 20 days in January. I took more days off, ran less 4- and 5-mile speed runs, and concentrated more on endurance. 14 of the 20 runs were at least an hour long, and four of those runs lasted at least 2 hours.
Here are the numbers...
Time: 26 hours, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
Pace: 8:02 minutes/mile
Avg heart rate: 78 percent of max.
I did a 7.3-mile recovery run today, going as slow as I could without screwing around with my stride. Got it done in 1:04:58. Pace was 8:54. I was not as sore as I thought I'd be after Saturday's half marathon. This week is the last big mileage week before the Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 28. This is what I hope to run this week
Today: 7 miles (done) Monday: off Tuesday: 8 miles Wednesday: 10 miles Thursday: 8 miles Friday: off Saturday: 22 miles (running the Cowtown Marathon course just to know what those hills feel like)