I had an excellent training week, ending with 101.1 miles with a few quality tempo runs mixed in and an awesome 30-mile long run on Saturday. My Mohican training is definitely off to the right start. I have 12 more weeks until the big event. A lot can go wrong, so I'll keep my fingers crossed and exercise common sense.
I have decided that there is no excuse not to do some speedwork/intervals, especially as I may be able to run the Cleveland Marathon, where I hope to break 3 hours. So I'm going to get on the track this week and start doing some 1200s and 1600s at about 5:38 pace or better. I'll just be careful and make sure that I'm not doing anything that could lead to injury during this high-mileage period. I will use my new Asics DS Trainers for my track work.
I also need to decide what approach I'm going to take to this Saturday's Spring Classic 1/2 Marathon in Strongsville. I can't decide whether to train through it, using it as a long tempo run, or to taper for it and make it a key event. This week I'm due for less mileage--about 70-80 miles--and so I may just train through the Spring Classic, being sure to take it easy on Friday. I think that's what I'll do. My goal will still be to break 1:24. If I don't, I'll know I have lots of work to do to be ready for the Cleveland Marathon.
I think I may take tomorrow off and recover. We'll see how I'm feeling. I'm definitely not running tomorrow morning but may entertain an after-work run of about 4-5 miles at recovery pace. I'd like to get out this week during my lunch hour and get in some miles--preferably down MLK to the lake and back. I'll just sponge off afterward. Unfortunately, we don't have any showers at work.