This post is a bit late for last week but a lot has been going on, so please forgive me.
This week I ran a total of 31.18 miles in 4:39:57. this weeks runs were pretty tough. The interval runs on Wednesday were not terrible, but were a good challenge. I felt strong after completing them. The long run on Sunday with 6 miles of tempo run on the other hand, was really difficult. Not so much the run itself, but the conditions. The last mile of the 6 was uphill, and into a 20-25 mile per hour headwind. I had to really push to maintain my tempo pace during that. But, I was able to complete it successfully. That gives me a lot of confidence going into the taper ahead of the half marathon in 12 days from now.
There was also something personal that happened that made the second half of the week more difficult. My dad was admitted to the hospital with complications due to his emphysema (that he was just diagnosed with 2 months ago). This happened late Wednesday night, Thursday morning. So with dealing with that and helping to take care of some things for him while he was in the hospital, and going to see him, plus all the kids activities (dance recitals/rehearsals, baseball practices), it was a pretty stressful week. He was finally released to go home last night, and that is partially why this post is late. Just been slammed with everyone pulling me in a different direction.
Well, that is it for now, have a good rest of the week and get out and run!