This week was 52.5 miles of “real running” plus 10 “miles” pool running -- training log is here.
I had to travel to Westchester County in New York state this week for business. Luckily, I take the train up, rather than fly, so it's a bit less draining. I returned to DC on Friday evening, in time to run a 5K race on Saturday. The race itself was encouraging - I felt like I had no higher gear to bring it home strong and really race it, but my time wasn't horrible, and I wasn't beaten up at all the next day. I'm not setting PRs at shorter distances, but my legs feel like they can go forever. I'll take that trade, two weeks out from my marathon.
Focus is now on resting. After speaking with my coach, I'm keeping my upper body and core strengthwork for another week, but am cutting out the yoga and the leg strengthwork. Cutting back on the pool-running considerably as well. Legs need to rest.