Monday: 5.9 miles (6:46); 12.2 miles (6:57)
Tuesday: 6 miles (7:01); 12 miles with 11 mile medium progression (5:35) over hills. Goal was four miles in 24:00ish, four miles in 22:20ish, three miles in 16:30ish. The times were just guidelines because the route is pretty rolling and some sections are faster than others. Ended up running 23:38 (6:02, 5:55, 5:49, 5:52) 22:12 (5:25, 5:31, 5:44, 5:32) 15:43 (5:32, 5:04, 5:07). The 5:44 in the second section was up a long hill and the first mile of the fastest section was insanely rolling. The whole time, I was either going up a massive uphill or down a massive downhill. The second mile was mostly downhill and I could tell my quads were banged up from the downhills. The last mile was either gradually down or gradually up, with a little over half of it being up. Felt a little flat at first but loosened up. Pushed the last half mile a little bit to get some hill running on tired legs. Not a bad run.
Wednesday: 3 miles (7:55) 3.4 miles (7:00ish); 10.7 miles (6:56)
Thursday: 4 miles (7:00ish); 9.8 miles bombed workout. Plan was 20x1:00 hard/easy. Felt dizzy on the warm-up and my legs were trashed from the get-go and would not move, so I stopped after eight reps. Frustrated that I had to end a workout but it's probably a result of being too greedy on Tuesday. I had this workout planned for Wednesday, with nothing but easy runs leading up, so I probably should have stuck with that. But if you're never having bad workouts, you're not training hard enough or your goals aren't big enough; 3.2 miles
Friday: 5.3 miles (6:52); 11.4 miles (6:53)
Saturday: 9.8 miles (7:30); 6 miles with 6xhill blast (7:30). I haven't had any near street confrontations in quite some time, so it was time once again. When I run, I don't want cars to do anything...you just drive and I'll move around you. I was running through my 'hood when a big white truck was driving down the road. It looked like he was going to turn into a driveway, so I crossed the road. Well, he was also trying to back-up, I guess into his driveway or something. I kept on running and hear someone yell "Are you an F-in idiot? (internet edit). I stop my watch, turn around and walk on over asking him what he was talking about. He then said "I almost hit you, Jesus Christ." I then replied "I saw you the whole time dude. You need to relax." I then waited for him to respond, but he didn't say anything and I was on my way. I didn't see how big he was, but I felt like I had the advantage. I had my night vision going on (just got done running around a pitch black area), was semi warmed-up, while he probably had tight hip flexors from sitting in his truck. I was also wearing racing flats, which would result in faster footwork and a faster doubleleg if I decided to take the brawl to the ground. I was also wearing running clothes and since he had a big white Ford, he probably was wearing bulky camo pants, cowboy boots and some kind of oversized John Deere shirt. I definitely could have taken him.
Sunday: 9.9 miles (7:00ish). Bombed workout here. The plan was a short warm-up, 18 miles of rolling hills in the 5:30s and then a short cooldown. But lately, I've felt like complete crap. My legs are really achy all of the time, but the main annoyance is that I feel light headed and my eyes feel a little out of focus and it's like that 24/7. Almost like the feeling you get when you're insanely hungry but I'm not hungry. I really think it's low iron but I played it safe and ran easily. Well, more like I chumped out and was a headcase; 3.4 miles (7:20)
Week Total=116 miles. Feeling pretty bummed about whatever I have going on. I'm getting my blood tested Monday and should know by Tuesday. But if anyone wants to take a bet, I will bet a McDonald's McDouble that my iron is low. Sometimes I freak out and think it's low, when it turns out to be fine. But the weakness this time is the same exact thing I've had in the past.