I felt mentally stronger last week then I have in quite some time. Wednesday was a tough morning with a 4:00 AM wake up call in order to be at work by 5:00 AM. I had an hour break (instead of my lunch break, I took an early morning track break since I was able to go home by lunch time) so I drove to a local track near work and completed an AMAZING 800 repeat workout. I was tired from lack of sleep but kept pushing myself a little bit further on each repeat. I did a similar workout back on Memorial Day but only managed 4 x 800 with times about 7-8 seconds slower per 800.
I also ended the week with one of my best long runs I've ever had, thanks in part to some cooler temps. I ran 19 mi in 8:13 pace with the last mile in 7:23. I felt like I could have run another 7 miles and done a full marathon that morning. Let's hope I feel that good on September 29 in Akron.
7 weeks until Akron Marathon
12 weeks until NYC Marathon
Monday: 7 mi (8:06 pace)
45 min Columbus Commons Boot Camp
Tuesday: taught 1hr Spin/TRX Combo class
taught 30 min Core and taught 45 min Spinning (last time as a regular instructor at Flow Studio)
Wednesday: 6 mi [at the track; 1 mi warm up, 6 x 800 (3:22, 3:18, 3:14, 3:15, 3:15, 3:16) w/ 400 jog in b/w, 1 mi cool down]
Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX Combo class
Friday: 6 mi (8:35 pace)
Saturday: 19 mi (8:13 pace; last mile in 7:23!)
Sunday: 4 mi w/ Todd @ Sharon Woods Metro Park (8:29 pace)
taught 1 hr Spin/TRX Combo class
TOTAL: 42 mi