The 10/20 is over. My taper weeks are done. Now it's time to ramp it back up to The Safari Park Half Marathon.
I'm continuing with the training schedule I had for the 10-miler, in that I'm doing low mileage during the week and then adding a mile on to my long weekend runs. However, I'm not running in the mornings anymore, as I've already noted. I tend to get in around 2.7 miles a day now that I'm going during the workday. I've also incorporated my speedwork during my weekday runs, since I don't have a dog that's slowing me down. So this is where I am:
Monday: 2.7 miles
Tuesday: 2.7 miles
Wednesday: 2.7 miles
Thursday: 2.7 miles
Saturday/Sunday: One of these days I do my "long run" which started at 6
miles and will go up to 12 miles. Yesterday I did 9, which was a couple more than I had on my calendar. BUT I love doing long runs with others, so when L&O told me she was going to do 9, I changed up my plans so I could join her. I'll switch out my 9 mile planned run for the 7 I was going to do yesterday. I'm sure it won't hurt me to vary up my mileage so I'm not constantly climbing. The up and down in mileage is a nice way to not burn out. The other day I'm using for cross-training, pilates to be exact. I really love the fact that since I've been doing pilates I haven't had any back issues. Given my history of back problems aggravated by running, I'm pretty amped about that.