Tony was also busy today and late getting home and I'm guessing if we were both training alone we might have found an excuse not to run.
I managed a run everyday this week which included a few early morning recovery runs. Scheduling the recovery runs for early morning allows extra rest before the next hard session. Another key session for this week was a Tempo run last Tuesday which consisted of a 2 mile warm up at 7:30 Pace followed by 5 miles @ 6:30 Pace and 2 miles to recover.
When running the Marathon Pace Miles and Tempo Miles I pre set the Heart Rate Zones in my Heart Rate Monitor to prevent over doing it. If my out of zone alarm goes off which sometimes happens on a hill I ease off. Running within the prescribed zones and keeping a check on your pace will let you know if your pace is over ambitious and if you are over reaching.
I'm pre planning a heavy week ahead as I prepare to transition across from my Dublin Marathon schedule to my now Dingle Marathon schedule which means increasing mileage but being sensible and remaining injury free.