Monday: 10.2 miles (6:30); 6.4 miles (7:17)
Tuesday: 5.9 miles (6:40ish); 11.2 miles with 6xhill blasts(7:07)
Wednesday: 9.5 miles (6:53); 5.4 miles (7:30)
Thursday: 11.6 miles with 5 mile race in 23:41. 19 degrees at the start and was super cold the whole way. Ran solo from the gun with balanced splits of 4:53, 4:48, 4:43, 4:45, 4:31. Solid effort and felt like I could have thrown down another 4:45 to run 29:30 for 10k. Getting my speed back; 6.8 miles (7:21)
Friday: 5.4 miles (7:08); 10.9 miles (6:58)
Saturday: 10.6 miles (7:20ish). Ran off-road for the first time in a very long time. I wasn't a fan and it's back to the concrete/asphalt for me; 5.5 miles (7:17)
Sunday: 18.8 miles with 4x5k with 1k faster jog in between. Goal was to run around 5:05 pace and ended up running 16:13 (3.2 miles), 3:34, 15:48, 3:38, 15:52, 3:43, 15:44. Had a bit of trouble at first because while I programmed the workout into my watch, I forgot to hit "do workout". So it didn't alert me when I hit 5k and I went a little further before figuring out I ran too far, so I had to stop and program it again Other than that, the effort was much easier than expected. I was feeling really mentally lazy and didn't feel like running. Normally when I run my marathon workouts, I'm very mentally dialed in and am focused on the effort and pace. If I get too slow, I immediately try to get back on pace. Today, I just ran and didn't particularly care. Being able to hit my times while not really focusing is a good sign that I'm getting really fit. The pace was really relaxed on my legs and I never had to force anything. Great first marathon interval session; 3 miles (7:22)
Week Total=121.2 miles. Good overall week. I was debating doing a fast finish long run on Sunday, instead of the intervals because I wasn't sure if I'd be recovered enough from the race Thursday but I stuck with it. Next week will be some heavy volume without too much intensity since I've been getting in a lot of quality lately and don't want to overdue it.
This weekend is also CIM, which was my original plan. It'll be bittersweet seeing results, but I hope my friends racing it do well. From the Nashville area, Jackson Miller (shooting for 2:40), Scott Bennett and Jeanette Faber are racing along with my Saucony buddy, Jake Krong (shooting for 2:20) and Brock Baker. So, good luck to them!