Monday: 8.7 miles (7:11); 6.3 miles (7:07); Weights
Tuesday: 8.7 miles (6:51); 7 miles (7:03)
Wednesday: 6 miles (7:40); 9.2 miles (7:19)
Thursday: 11.2 miles medium with 8 miles at 5:41 pace. Did two hillyish loops and was hoping to work from 6:00-5:45 pace on the first and 5:45-5:30 on the second. Ran the the two loops in 22:51 and 22:03 with an extra 38 seconds after the end to finish up at eight miles. Felt really good and smooth and this isn't much slower than my first medium route on this route last year. Hopefully I'm coming around some; 4.1 miles (7:36); Weights
Friday: 8.2 miles (7:03); 6.8 miles (7:18)
Saturday: 9.5 miles (7:13); 5.9 miles (7:28). Was going to knock out some hill blasts but when I tried strides, it felt like someone was hitting me in the groin with a baseball bat whenever my left foot pushed off, so that was enough incentive to not run them. I convinced myself it was a hernia.
Sunday: 11.6 miles (7:38). Plan was 20 with some surges thrown in towards the end but I started feeling feverish and run down, so I turned around a little over 10.5 miles in and shuffled back home. My potential hernia was absolutely killing me as well, so I went to urgent care and it turned out to not be a hernia but a bacterial infection (and low grade fever was one of the symptoms of it). The doctor told me no running for a few days and gave me some antibiotics, so we will see how I feel. I spent the rest of the day hamming it up and whining/lounging around.
Week Total: 103.2 miles. One of these days, I'll have no interruptions. I got some more blood tests on Tuesday to see if my hemoglobin has risen any but I haven't seen anything yet. Hopefully it has because I feel better running wise. I also ran on grass some this week to get less pounding. I absolutely hate running on grass.
It's back to work, 5am wake-ups and the real world this week. Party time is over.