Mileage continues to pile up en route to Frederick, now less than 8 weeks away.
Saturday's long run at 15 miles was moved indoors (nothing really new, here) as winter's grip continued in the area with a chilly rain. I took a short break at each hour mark to refill my water bottle so splits worked out like this:
Hour 1 -- 5.40 miles -- 11:07 average
Hour 2 -- 5.35 miles -- 11:13 average
Final 4.25 miles in 51:23 -- 12:05 average
Total of 15 miles in 2:51:23 -- 11:23 average
I had a goal to break 3 hours for the run, so I'm happy with that time.
Total mileage for the week was about 28 miles. This was just short of goal of 29 as I struggled to get in a decent run after my Body Pump class on Thursday -- Oh, the pain!
This week's mileage target is 32 miles, including 16 long and 8 "sorta-long" runs. Unfortunately, it's looking like the weatherman has more rain in store for this area on Saturday. Hopefully, all this rain will bode well for a dry marathon on May 4.
On the scale front, more cooperation this week as I erased last weeks gain and dropped 1.3 pounds to 237.9, just off a new low on the 15-day average. I've really tried hard this week to bank more of the calories burned rather than to consume them.
Speaking of consuming calories -- we had a great dinner on Saturday at Macaroni Grill. They have a design your own pasta dish that was fantastic. Mine had whole wheat penne with grilled eggplant and red peppers with a spicy red sauce. Throw in some mushrooms, tomatos and onions and enjoy. Mmmmm! Woulda licked the plate if I could.