Two weeks down, 14 more to go...
So far, following the more difficult of my training plans has worked out well. (It's still early, so we'll see if I'm singing the same tune when the mileage starts to increase.) Having the break between running workouts has really helped me feel more rested. The one thing that I did learn, though, is that I need at least one more day between my speed workout and my long run. By the end of my 13-miler on Saturday, I felt more tired than I should have and had to will myself not to hop on public transportation.
This is what things look like for Week 3:
Total miles: 25
Tuesday: 5 miles (easy)
Wednesday: 6 miles (speed workout)
Saturday: 14 miles
(Stretching, cross-training: Monday and Thursday)