My first 20-mile run of this training cycle actually was okay. I felt good up until Mile 18, at which point I told myself to keep running because there was a cheeseburger waiting for me in Eastern Market. (I ran with my coworker who is training for February's Miami marathon, so we started and ended our run in her neck of the woods.) The best part? I still have two more 20-mile runs on my training plan....
Week 8 (the mid-point) is actually pretty relaxed compared to last week. I have a total of 25 miles planned, spread out over three days. Here's what it looks like:
Monday: Rest, stretching
Tuesday: 8 miles
Wednesday: Cross and strength training
Thursday: 8 miles
Saturday: 9 miles
Sunday: Cross and strength training