I'm now in the thick of week 7 of my 13.1 training. My long run this week is 10 miles. TEN MILES! I was amazed at 7, and I am STUNNED at the prospect of running 10.
I love the Hal Higdon training program. My week has changed a bit: I have a bit more mid-week mileage now, but mileage only increases by 1 mile per week. I do 2 three mile runs on Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday is a five miler, and the long run is on Friday. It's fun! It's hard. I love it!
We had a 3 miler to do on Monday, and when Oxford and I set out, it was just sunset, warm, humid. Just after the half-way point it started to rain. We've run this route in the rain before, so it was no biggie... Until it started raining so hard that I couldn't keep my eyes open, and there was this terrifying lightning/thunder clap combo that made Oxford's tail disappear. We stopped and got under an awning to wait it out. After about a half hour, I realized it wasn't going to stop, so when it died down a bit we hit the road again. There were flooded intersections so bad that at one point Oxford lost his footing, and was actually swimming for a second. He SPRINTED home, and was dragging me behind. For a 14 pound dog, that is an accomplishment!