Marathon Week 10: 64 Miles

This week was all about that base…bout that base…no tempo (How many parodies can you do of that song?).  After careful consideration, I decided not to race a 5k.  Laura, Heather! Brittany and I decided it was not worth it to drive through a storm for a 5k. My 20 dollar race entry went to a good cause…I have no regrets about not showing.
Training this week:

Monday: 10.7 miles easy
Tuesday: 10.7 miles easy in the blizzard that wasn’t
Wednesday: 10.75 miles easy
1.75 miles picking up my car finally
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 10.75 miles easy
Saturday: 10 miles on the treadmill easy chatting to Laura
Sunday: treadmill miles 10)
Total: 64 miles

As I said last week, my goal was to build more base.  It didn’t work out for me to have a long run this week since I was traveling.  After last weeks 21 miler on Friday, I needed to skip a longer run this week.  I have two 20 milers left before Phoenix.

I could have run one mile loops on this road...
I could have run one mile loops on this road…

My weekly runs were boring and safe.  I ran very similar routes for the entire week because of the ice factor in NJ.  We received a lot of snow and ice which made a lot of the roads/sidewalks not clear.  In order to stay safe, I picked routes that I knew were plowed.  While running the same route daily isn’t the most exciting run, I knew it was the safest (besides the treadmill)

Cliff notes version: This was a boring training week but I’m not injured.

Next week:

I’ll be traveling back to NJ and I also have a long run planned.  I might do a very small cross country 5k next weekend but it depends on my work schedule.

I’m keeping my update short this week because there wasn’t much going on.  Plus it’s Super Bowl and I’m traveling.  Enjoy your day!

Questions for you:

What was your most exciting workout this week?

Do you have any Super Bowl Plans?