Still struggling to find time to update this week. The gallery I work for has pretty much been holding me hostage for the last 9 days, and at this point I think I'm beginning to sympathize with my captors. I volunteered to stay an extra three hours this evening just so that I could get my work done without constantly being interrupted by customers, phone calls and post-show problems. This should all blow over once the show it wrapped up, but my rest and recovery have been less than ideal.
Yesterday I got out the door late, but for the first time in several days I felt good during an 8 miler. This morning I headed out for 2-3 reps of 2 miles at 5:55 pace with one mile recoveries at 6:45 pace. I snuck onto the junior high track for the first two reps, and both felt controlled at about 11:43 and 11:44. For the last rep I ran down to my one mile loop, and during the last mile I could definitely feel some pressure on the final mile. I think I stepped over the red-line here a little, and while it was a bit of a drag to find it at 5:52 pace, I guess it is what it is. A few nights of good sleep and some time off my feet should improve things.
2/12, 11-ish miles, 1h11m, w/3x2 miles in 11:43, 11:44, 11:46 w/6:40 mile recoveries
2/11, 8 miles, 54m, 6:50 pace