I took yesterday off, and ran an easy 12 this morning with a slightly tender achilles. I think it had more to do with some tightness in my calf, which seemed to finally loosen once I stopped (knock on wood). The zero on Saturday and two shortened runs made for a low mileage week, but I was at marathon pace or faster for over 20 miles.
Mo: 8 miles moderate on Saguaro Loop, 3 miles MP
Tu: 13 miles w/3x2 miles around 5:42 pace, +1 mile at 5:40 pace
We: 10 easy
We: 6.2 easy (100+ degrees)
Th: 9 miles, w/6 at 5:56 pace or so
Fr: 16 miles, w/10 moderate, 5.5 at 6 minute pace
Su: 12 easy
Total: 73 miles in 7 sessions
As I mentioned before, I think my downfall was running too hard on Monday, which was supposed to be an easy day, and squeezing in a second run on Wednesday. I'm hoping I learned my lesson, and I also hope everyone has a nice weekend.
Stay tuned for Ask the Mystery Coach Monday tomorrow.
Training: 12 miles, 1:23:10, 6:54 pace. Easy, but right achilles a bit tender.
Miles for the week: 73 in 7 sessions