Nothing exciting to report about my marathon training during this stepback week. Today was a 6 mile easy run, which I did indoors due to high heat and high humidity. I will admit that these are b-o-r-i-n-g days in the gym. To combat that some I see how high I can ramp up the incline on the treadmill without making my heart explode.
While my heart didn't explode, it was one of the more challenging 9:22/mile pace runs I've had in a while. In fact, for an easy run it wasn't all that easy and my knees are sore.
But it's over and tomorrow is a blessed day of rest. I'm feeling a little burned out on running this week so I'm thankful I only have 7 miles to do as my long run this weekend.
Maybe those people who devise marathon training programs know what they're doing.