I took too many rest days this week. Or perhaps, I was wise to take them. I'll never really know for sure. My weekly mileage this week was only 18 miles. Eleven of those miles I ran this morning.
My overalls goal was to increase my weekly miles because I felt like I ran too few miles for my marathon training. I wanted to make 30 mpw my new normal. I still do. I just find the heat to be a formidable opponent.
Instead of wallowing in the mire, I thought that I would see how many miles I ran last summer. I wanted a bit of perspective.
From June to this time in July last year, I ran a total of 21.87 miles.
During the same time period this year, I ran a total of 94.12 miles.
I may not be hitting the 30 mpw that I want, but I am getting there.