However, this past week, I tried to be more deliberate about some of my runs. I loosely followed the training plan for my marathon training team and made sure to do a dose of hills, speed-ish, long, and plenty of "comfy/recovery/easy" miles.
Monday: COMFY 7 miles at 8:07 pace
Tuesday: COMFY 9 miles at 8:15 pace
Thursday: HILLS plus COMFY 9 miles total, average pace of 8:12
Friday: FAST 3 miles at 7:01 pace
Saturday: COMFY 3 miles at 8:03 pace
Sunday: LONG 15 miles at 8:08 average pace
Total 49 miles, which I think is an all time high? I don't think I've ever gotten up to 50. Leading up to my 3:26:53 OC Marathon, I averaged 32 miles per week, so this was definitely on the high side of my range.
I also ran 6 days last week, which I NEVER do!
So this week's high mileage was probably just a blip on the radar...we'll see if I keep following the training team's schedule through the fall. I might start feeling suffocated and rebellious.
Do you run by feel or do you try to plan your types of runs??
I usually run off-the-cuff-ish but I'm going to try to make sure I get in a couple deliberate runs per week...I'd like to try to add some more speed work.