ill keep it short but here is my two cents... you are doing a huge amount of mileage if you are doing 5-6 every day with one long run at the end of the week. Most training plans would look something like this...
Mon off Tues 5-6 miles Wed off Thurs 4-5 miles Fri off Sat 9 miles Sun 2-3 miles
or some other similar pattern. This was taken from week 10 of this plan... www.halfmarathons.net/training_tips_schedu
one thing i notice is that you are NOT giving yourself any rest days if you are going out 5-6 miles everyday. This also translates into ... Mom is always out running.... following a plan will give them a little more face time on your rest days.
Personally, if you can maintain that much mileage, you are probably fit enough to finish. There is not a whole lot of difference between running 8.5 miles and 10 miles. If you let your body take the rest days that are advised, you will probably notice improvements.
On the home front, I know this will sound like taking a step backwards but if you skipped a few days of running during the week, you would probably find a little more support for a longer run on the weekend.
I've been there. I was gone for hours at a time when I was training for my first marathon like 4-5 hours for a long run. My Half Ironman training hasnt been much kinder to my schedule either. I backed off during the week and gave them a little more of my time which made it easier to go for the long efforts on the weekend.
as you get closer to your race, make absolutely sure you taper or you could have big problems race day.
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