“You don't become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials.”
― John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner
I took a break from track workouts this week because the next 2 weeks I have very hard workouts lined up. I kept the mileage at 92(also my average for the past 7 weeks), got in a few fartlek runs, and got in another solid 20 mile long run. I did "the loop" which started from The MD/DC Line, down the rock creek park trails into the District, through Georgetown, up the Capital Crescent Trail to the Georgetown Branch Trail back to Beach Drive. It is quite a good mix of long and short hills and is a great endurance run.
Monday: PM: 7.5 miles Tuesday: AM: 45 min pool run/ PM: 12 miles Wednesday: AM: 7.5 miles w/ fartleks/ PM: 8 miles w/ fartleks Thursday: AM: 8 miles/ PM: 9 miles Friday: PM: 7 miles Saturday: AM: 13 Miles Sunday: AM: 20 Miles 2:08:00 TOTAL: 92 Miles