This week's weather is supposed to be much milder, which should make for good running as I emerge from my stepback week and start building up to 40 mile before my next mileage reduction.
Akron Marathon Training Week 4:
- Monday was a four-mile recovery run with the Enthusiast (14:16 pace) to flush out Week 3.
- Thursday morning was five miles at tempo pace (7:59 pace).
- Saturday afternoon was a tough seven-miler at race pace (8:59 pace).
- Sunday evening was a storm-soaked 10-mile long run (9:56 pace) down the R.I.P. Memorial Hill to the Towpath and back.
One Bad Week Doesn't Ruin the Plan
Meanwhile, my protege had a rough training week. Monday's run was the only time the Enthusiast was able to get out there. Her work schedule and the humidity conspired against her running plans during the week. We also had an eventful weekend, which I'll talk about more tomorrow, but it led to more not running.
As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of our plans. Instead of getting bogged down in negativity about what you didn't do, put last week behind you and look forward to what you will do this week. Take this time to rededicate yourself to your goals.
One bad week is just that: one bad week. There are still 13 more good weeks before Akron's half marathon--and countless more afterward.