Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hold My Place

It's been a busy stay in Reno so far. The gallery I work for was involved with an art auction, which means plenty of running around and time on my feet. Jeez, it's like work or something. I have just a minute to check in before my faithful muffin shop (and the only place I can find with free wi-fi) shuts down.

As far as running goes, I've just been trying to hold my place since I flew out on Thursday. I've gotten in 10 miles each day, and I spent yesterday's run doing some fartlek sessions of 4x 1:30 with a 1:30 rest, then 3 x 2:00 with 2:00 rest. This is my first tentative step into some faster preliminary speed work, and a few more sessions like this will serve as a bit of a bridge between the conditioning work and my hill phase. The rest of the runs have just been relaxed affairs, and I'm enjoying running with temperatures in the low 60's for a change, even if it means running at a higher elevation.

The next two days should also be very busy with work, but hopefully I'll start getting in a few longer runs. I'm missing the wife and kids tremendously, and living out of a hotel/casino is a bit of a drag.

The week:
Mo: 7 easy
Tu: 13 w/10 at 6:08 pace
We: 17 w/last 5 at 6:08 pace
Th: 10 easy
Fr: 10 easy
Sa: 10 w/fartlek
Su: 10 easy/moderate
Total: 77 miles in 7 sessions

Training: Today, 10 miles, 1:06:13, 6:37 pace
Saturday, 10 miles, 1:04:33, 6:27 pace, w/4x1:30(1:30) and 3x2:00 (2:00) 5:30 down to 5:08 pace
Friday, 10 miles, 1:06:53, 6:41 pace
Thursday, 10 miles, 1:08:53, 6:53 pace

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