After a megabusy weekend, I decided to delay Sunday's 16-miler. After work, I'll don my running apparel and run home. However, I need to add three miles, as the direct route is about 13 miles. I have included a short detour from the Towpath to swing past the historic Hale Farm and Village, and then a short loop around my neighborhood after I climb up Memorial Parkway.
This should be a fun and scenic trek, despite thunderstorms in the weather forecast. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find my watch, so I hope I do a good job of staying on pace. It should take me between 2:36:00 and 2:44:00. Honey, I'll be home around 8 p.m.
Despite the delayed long run, marathon training has continued to go well.
Akron Marathon Training Week 6:
- Wednesday was a double-trouble day, dealing with a heatwave and "deep butt" pain during a four-mile recovery run (10:06 pace) in the morning to flush out Week 5 and a six-mile tempo run (8:23 pace) that afternoon.
- Thursday was a barefoot three-miler on scorching pavement (9:04 pace) and the last time I saw my watch.
- Saturday was a solid eight-miler at race pace (~9:00 pace).
- Sunday's planned 16-miler will be today.