I am at a little bit of a loss at what to do with my training schedule - at least in regards to speed work (I still need to do my progression runs). I had it build around Tinker Bell, even though I wasn't planning on racing it. But then I went and PR'd during Raleigh which has thrown me off.
I don't think I need to do as intense speed work as I was originally planning for these last couple of weeks. I don't want to burn out before marathon training starts as I am starting to think I will try and race it (nothing is set in stone though). I still want to do some as I don't want to lose the speed... but I probably don't need to do it.
So this week, I decreased my planned speed and didn't push the pace quite as much. Felt good though, which is always nice!
This week also included my final progression run before the Pixie Dust Challenge and it went really well. The 12 mile run on Sunday started a little rough - I was tight and stiff for the first two miles, but once I loosened up, felt really strong. Think I am ready for Tink weekend!
I've really been slacking on cross training these past couple of weeks. I gave myself permission the week after Raleigh, but I had no excuse this week. I know all the core work I did helped with the PR so I need to get back into it.
Cross Training: Tone It Up Beach Bombshell , Sleek Arms Day 15
Scheduled: 4 miles easy
Actual: 4.18 mi, 41:57, 10:03 pace
Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 x 0.5 miles @ 10K pace (with 0.5 mi recovery) + WU and CD
Total miles: 5.61
Paces: 8:05, 8:09, 7:59, 8:08
Cross Training: Refine Method
Scheduled: 2 miles easy
Actual: 2.00, 19:34, 9;46 pace
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
Actual: 5.01 mi, 47:16, 9:26 pace
Scheduled: 12 miles long run
Actual: 12.05, 1:52:16, 9:19 pace
Total miles: 28.84
Total April miles: 101.97
Cross Training: 2/4