AM - 4.0 easy miles this morning. Little less humidity was welcomed. Trying to become a little more focused on what I need to work on between now and the marathon - while I still have some time. I weighed myself this morning for the first time in several weeks, and think I may be about 3-4 lbs heavier than I want to be for racing weight, so will try to drop those over the next few weeks; and I have requested some traininng advice from Rob.
I have a treadmill workout scheduled for lunchtime. Am reminded that it was about this time last year that I started developing signs of a stress fracture. Kept running of course, thinking it was just soreness, until I got to the point where I couldn't walk. So very wary of overtraining at this point this year.
PM - lunchtime treadmill workout. 2 mins at 7.1 mph; 2 mins at 8.1 mph; 3 mins at 9.1 mph and 3 mins at 10.1 mph times 5 after a 10 mins warm up with a 5 min cool down. Good workout - felt a little pushed in the fast section of the last set.
PS - I attended my daughter's second HS XC meet today at John Chesnut Park - it was a 6 team meet. She had a great race finishing fourth on her team and eighth in the race overall with a time of 24:39 for the 5k. Although the final tally was not completed before I left, I am certain that her team won the meet with their top 6 girls finishing in the top 10 in the race. Proud papa.