Monday, July 14, 2008


10 miles, 1h12m, 7:13 pace
Sleep: 7h, 7/10
Legs: 6/10 Not feeling it today
Temperature: 75 degrees, 65% humidity

20 miles, 2h16m, 6:51 pace
Sleep: 6h, 6/10
Legs: 8/10 Uphills took a toll, otherwise fine
Temperature: 76 degrees, 75% humidity

Here's how the past week went down:
Mo: 10
Mo: 5
Tu: 12 (4 mile eval. in 6:03, 6:14, 6:13, 6:12),
Tu: 5
We: 10 (8x100 strides)
We: 5
Th: 12
Fr: 10
Sa: 10 at 6:20 pace
Su: 20
Total: 99 miles in 10 runs

Good week with an improved evaluation run, though in hindsight I probably stacked too many miles on Monday through Wednesday. As a result I cut Thursday's planned 16 to 12 and backed off the doubles in an effort to get right for Saturday's up-tempo run and Sunday's long run. This seemed to work well, as Saturday found me feeling the best I have in months, and Sunday didn't wear me out as much as last week. Having my pal Jason along for much of the 20 miles helped, even though he dropped me at the end. He's just plain cruel that way. I took solace in speeding up on my own for the last two miles, though I certainly didn't match his pace.

This week started with a rough 10 miles this morning. The humidity and bugs seemed to wear on me, and the legs felt a bit of fatigue. I'll start this week more conservatively, as I'm moving the long run up to Thursday to make my birthday run on Sunday a bit less of a grind.


Ewen said...

Looks like you have a nice balance going.

Happy running on Sunday.

Mike said...

Thanks Ewen. I feel a bit guilty about staying on the cautious side, but so far so good.