Big D Training: T-Minus 1 Week

Good morning and happy Easter! I gotta tell ya, this weekend has been crazy for me. I only got 5 hours of sleep on Friday night and there are dirty dishes in the sink. Two things that are so not me! That’s jus thow busy I’ve been. Alas, I’m not too busy to talk about my weekly stats.

My Stats:

  • Total miles for the week: 18.67
  • Total minutes on my feet: 190
  • Longest run: 9.46 (A 15k race yesterday)
  • Shortest run: 4.21 miles  (monday)
  • Fastest pace: 9:37 (5 mile run on Wednesday)
  • Geronimo’s total miles: 4.5
  • Days until Big D Full marathon: 7

My mileage total looks low. I ran 10 miles on Sunday, but I counted those toward last week’s total. Technically I’ve run 28.67 miles in the 7 days (that makes me feel like I’m not slacking so much), but I can’t count the miles towards last week’s total and this week’s total; that’d be double dipping.

This week was characterized by big swirls of doubt about my running ability. It’s weird because if I was talking to someone else about running, I’d tell them, “Don’t worry! If you did your long runs, you’ll be fine. If you can run 20, you can run 26.2.” For some reason I cannot convince myself that the same is true for me.

This week all I’m going to do is take it easy. Every run should be short and slow. Gallons of water should be consumed. Stretching should happen in large quantities. The weather forecast for race day will be looked at a bajillion times. 7 days!*