Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 6th-12th Training

Monday: 5.9 miles (6:51); 8.1 miles (6:59)

Tuesday: 9.5 miles (6:15); 6.1 miles with 7xhill blasts (7:08)

Wednesday: 4 miles (6:53); 12 miles with 6400m tempo run and 4x200m with 200m jog rest.  Ran 19:33 for the tempo (4:54, 4:53, 4:54, 4:52) and 30, 29, 29, 27.  My hamstrings were really tight on the tempo but it felt pretty easy.  I was going to run 2x400m but since my hamstrings were so achy and I don't want to be too worn out Saturday, I changed it to 200s when I was 150m into my first one.

Thursday: 4 miles (7:02). Didn't do a second run because I had to drive to Cincinnati after-school.  I also felt like absolute crap on my first run and felt like stopping to walk, so I figured the extra rest would be good.

Friday: 8 miles (7:15). Skipped the second run again because I got in later than planned.

Saturday: 11.4 miles with 9.1 mile "race".  Started the USA 25k champs.  Ran with the pack for the first 1.5 miles or so, they surged, caught back up about three miles in, started falling back in the fourth mile and after five miles, I knew it was going to get ugly, which it did.  Mentally checked out after 7-8 miles and dropped a little after nine.  Frustrating but whatever.  Will be more extensive about this later.  At least I saved my legs a bit I guess.

Sunday: 5.6 miles (7:05); 9.4 miles (6:40)

Week Total= 84 miles.  Lowest mileage week since late February but a long freaking week.  Kate has been sick most of the week and has ended up in my bed more nights than not, which killed the sleep.  Two days of being outside all day during Field Day and a whole lot of traveling.  I need to quit playing around and get my butt in gear with some stuff, which I'll probably go into more detail later.   I'll get a blood test tomorrow to make sure my iron is ok and if it's fine and I feel good, I should get in a quality week this next week.


  1. Seems like endurance sports are a never-ending roller-coaster of elation and frustration. Sure you'll hit the up-swing again soon enough. Keep pressing on.

  2. You're telling me! I look at it as tension on a rope. Sometimes you try to yank the rope one way and others, you yank it the other. On race day, you want it in a certain place, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way.