Pretty much just tried to stay in the game this week. One day of 800's, one day of tempo/sort of fast longer intervals, and one long run. Here's how the week went down:
Mo: 11 easy
Tu: 13 easy w/6x100 stride, 300 jog
We: 10 w/6x800
We: 6.2 easy
Th: 12 easy
Fr: 10 easy
Sa: 10 w/2x3 mile efforts (1 mi. recovery)
Su: 19.25 miles
Total: 91.75 miles in 8 sessions
I somehow managed to coerce a great group of runners to join me for the long run this morning, and as a result the miles just flew by (with the possible exception of a few singing excerpts of Twisted Sister, Jesus Jones, Phil Collins and Poison). No, I couldn't find a connection between these jukebox selections either, save for the fact that they date all of us a bit.
While the group headed back to the house at about 16 miles, I ran a few more miles by myself to get the the 2h 10m mark. For some reason I headed back into Sabino Canyon for a few more hills, and while I could definitely feel a little fatigue it was nice to end the run while still speeding up instead of slowing down.
All in all I felt good about the week, if only for the fact that I managed to stay out of trouble by not overdoing either the miles or the workouts. Enjoy the weekend.
Training: 19.25 miles, 2:11:18, 6:50 pace