I was sick this week so I didn’t do any running at all. I had a horrible 5.5 mile run last Sunday so I stopped running this week to recover for the long run this weekend. I felt progressively worst throughout the week so I mainly drove on Lyft and UberX this week and didn’t run at all. I will try to run as much as I can today (Sunday) and I hope to make it to 18 or 20 miles but not looking likely.
[Update: Sunday run] I am out in Los Angeles today on a mileage run and managed to get my long 20 mile run in. I was running out in Arcadia just on the sidewalks. Started around 8am and ended around 11:30am. I did 21 miles because I took a wrong turn and ended up running more. At least it felt ok and had a good pace. I’ll take a rest day tomorrow and try to fit in a few more short 6 mile runs in next week. My next long run won’t be until Monday of the following week because of next weekend’s mileage run.
I’ll take some more time to recover this week and try to run slightly higher distances throughout the week to try to get back into shape. I should have enough training to finish but want to do the most I can to get a better time.
This should be enough to build a base and finish the HK marathon. Hopefully in mid March when I get back from Antarctica I can start mixing in some speed and hill workouts to get a new PR sometime in the fall.
I’m not following a set schedule as I have a few mileage run on the weekends. I’m going to keep my long runs either Friday night or Thursday night and then having shorter runs on the weekends. I’ll slowly shift my schedule for the HK marathon, which is a Sunday.