Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 2nd- 8th Training

Monday: 8 miles (7:18); 5 miles easy

Tuesday: 10 miles medium (5:51); 8 miles with 9x45s strides every half mile. Felt super drained at the start but got a little bit better towards the end. Had less than three hours rest before the first run. My schedule doesn't allow another hard workout until Friday, so I made this day a little harder than usual, to force myself to need extra recovery.

Wednesday: 5 miles (6:41); 8.7 miles (7:21). Ran this run in about 4 separate runs at a track meet. Frustrated that I had to get the mileage that way but life is how you adapt to your circumstances, rather than make excuses and give up.

Thursday: 8 miles (6:51); 6.5 miles with strides (7:12)

Friday: 4.5 miles (7:19); 10.8 miles with 5x1k with 400m jog and 4x400m with 400m jog. Ran 2:50, 2:54, 2:49, 2:50, 2:49; 63, 63, 63, 63. Had some walkers who wouldn't get out of the first lane, so I had to run around them. I felt really smooth on the 1ks and could have done several more without a problem. Motivating first speed workout and this shows me I still have some wheels.

Saturday: 8 miles (7:01); 4.2 miles (7:29)

Sunday: 20 miles with first 15 at 6:28 pace, 4 fast at 5:27, 1 cool-down. I was hoping to get in 5 miles at 5:25, but was running against a headwind and was really tired, so I changed it to four miles. I was pretty drained after this run but was able to refuel with copious amounts of Easter candy.

Week Total= 106.7 miles. First 100 mile week in nearly four months. I feel like my fitness is really progressing but my recovery is still a bit slow. However, I feel things will really be clicking in just a couple more weeks.

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