This week was 50 miles of running and 3000 yards of swimming -- training log is here.
Cutback week. I also ran a race on Saturday, but the reduced mileage was less about the race and more about the fact that I was feeling a bit rundown (which makes sense - I've been at 65 miles per week the last two weeks, which is a number I haven't seen in about a year). Since I haven't even formally started marathon training yet, I thought a down week was a good idea.
Plus, I had a lot of stuff going on. Brian and I visit my parents and sister and my horse fairly regularly, but we always do it as a day trip (they're 2 hours away, if no traffic). My parents had suggested several times that we stay over at some point, and this week made sense, scheduling-wise (once I get into marathon training, it will be hard, since I don't want to miss the Sunday long run).
So, we visited this weekend, and it was fun. Amusing anecdote: Brian and I idly debated on the way over whether my parents might put us in separate rooms (I was fairly sure they wouldn't).
Nope. We ended up not just in the same room, but in a double bed (we always share a queen - Brian is not a small man, and I sleep in a way that requires real estate). And in a room with a steep pitch to the ceiling, so that I had to do a fair bit of contortioning to get out of bed. No Lucy and Ricky set up here. (points if you get the reference).
Yup - I think my parents approve of Brian.