I'm feeling strong and ready to run.
I just tallied up the first 5 weeks of training and as of last Saturday, I logged 161.5 miles. This week, assuming I run what I'm scheduled to, I should log the most miles I've ever run in a week (37.15) and the longest run I'll have done to date (14 miles... 0.9 miles more than a half marathon.) All of this is making me feel very accomplished, and I'm not even half-way through my training.
At this rate, I am on track to blow out my shoes somewhere between week 9 and week 10. (My shoes only ever last me 300 miles... 350 if I push it, which I do not intend to do because I have no interest in an injury at this point in the game.) But I always love me a pair of new shoes, so bring it!
Miles logged: 5.6
Miles I was supposed to log: 4
Pace: 9:15 / mile
Miles logged: 7.25
Miles I was supposed to log: 7
Pace: 9:40 / mile