“Training was a rite of purification; from it came speed, strength. Racing was a rite of death; from it came knowledge. Such rites demand, if they are to be meaningful at all, a certain amount of time spent precisely on the Red Line, where you can lean over the manicured putting green at the edge of the precipice and see exactly nothing.”
― 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