I'm happy to report that after last week's rough start, my week (and running) improved.
Here's the plan for Week 8:
Monday: Rest Day, with a focus on stretching and foam rolling
Tuesday: 3 miles, easy, and strength training
Wednesday: Hill intervals (45-minutes)
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 13 miles
Sunday: 4 miles
With just a little more than a month to go until the half, I've started to think about how I can target my last few workouts so that I'm prepared to finish in under two hours. As always, I will be more than thrilled if I cross the finish line in 1:59:59.
I've run this race twice now (for the inaugural RnR Half and in 2011 when it was the National Half) but, this year, the course is slightly different. Before the run, I want to run the course at a relaxed paced. I'm obviously familiar with the area, but a trial run could help me plan how best to pace myself during the race. I'll have to take a look at my training plan and make a few adjustments. It's time to put in serious work.