I, as most of you know, am not an early morning runner except for on Saturdays...and by early morning I mean 6am or earlier. I like to get to work by 7:15 so I can get out of here early too...Therefore I have never been one to get up and run mileage during the week before work. I would rather do the mileage after work.
However, here in SE Texas doing that almost requires (at least for me) to not run until 6pm and later (and honestly, its now more like 7pm before its bearable!!). Then you know whats next...that just means it kinda cuts into evening stuff like having to shower, and then cook etc...at a much later time. Plus what if you want to actually DO something??? Also not ideal. Now if I was a runner who could run 6 miles in 40 minutes or something like that it wouldnt be a problem :)
So this week because the heat and humidity combined are to send us into heat warnings (heat indexs of 104-107), I knew I had to try something different this week. So to make a longer story longer.... :O)
I ran 3 miles this morning (around 5:15am; head lamp and red blinky light firmly in place to light my way and make my presense known) and will run 3 more after work. This is my plan at least for this week...quite possibly through August if need be. Wednesdays I run 8 miles with speed, so I am going to try and do 4 miles on Wednesday morning, then head to the track at Memorial late evening to do the speed work. I don't know if it matters much if the mileage is done all at one shot or if its "OK" to split it up...meaning is it 'cheating' on marathon training miles? Its not like I will be doing this on my long run Saturdays...
So what do you think?
OK to split the smaller mileage days up for the sake of health? Or will it hurt my marathon on race day?