This is it -- the last "hard" week of training. Honestly, I couldn't be happier because it means that I'm about a month out from race day. I feel prepared, and I'm excited to see how it goes. Last week, I don't think I ran nearly as many miles as my training plan says, but I did a few of my runs much faster (and felt good so there's that). I did my long run on Saturday between binge watching House of Cards. It was a cold, rainy, generally miserable-looking day; around the Capitol, I ran into the Cupid's Undie Run. Considering that I was wearing far more clothing that a lot of those runners, I figured that things could have been much worse and kicked myself into gear.
So far this week, I've done a tempo workout and an easy three mile run (outside and in shorts!). Tomorrow, I'll run four miles, and, on Saturday, I'll run my last 20-miler of training. And, it looks like the weather is going to be perfect this weekend. Spring feels so close!