Why am I incapable of mapping out a long run without putting all the hills at the end? It's not fun to cruise along the flats for 16 miles only to hit 3 miles of steep hills right when my legs are starting to die. Not fun at all.
I used my Powerbar gel chewies from last week and they were once again divine. I definitely didn't feel that strong when I finished, and I was a little disappointed in my pace, but that's life. The ice bath aftwerards really seemed to help. Next week is 21 miles then it's taper time (but I'm not tapering much because my weekly mileage never got very high). I'm getting so stoked for the marathon!
This was a good week for working out. I tried 30 Day Shred Level 3 for the first time, and did levels 1 and 2 back to back another day, which was pretty killer (I'm kind of weak...working on that).
Monday - 30 DS Level 3
Tuesday - 4 mile run
Wednesday - 30 DS Level 1 & 2
Thursday - 4 mile run
Friday - rest
Saturday - 3 mile run
Sunday 19.5 miles in 2:47.26 (8:35 min/mile)
Total: 30.5 miles