Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 11th-17th Training

Monday: 10.1 miles (6:35) with 10x.15 on/.35 off.  Tried to push pretty hard on some of these and averaged in the in the 4:20s.  Pretty breezy outside today and ran one segment at 4:43 pace that felt more like 4:00 pace; 5.5 miles (7:02)

Tuesday: 11.6 miles (6:41). Didn't have enough time to get out twice today, so I ran slightly longer for one run.

Wednesday: 5.6 miles (6:58). 7 miles with bombed workout and 2xleg circuit. Plan was 10 miles of 1/2 mile at 5:25, 1/2 mile at 5:05. I went 2:41, 2:33 and then stopped midway through my second moderate one.  Legs were feeling insanely achy today and it was another really long day.  I'll definitely be pressed for time until the end of the school year, which is at the end of next week. I hate stopping workouts but it would have gotten ugly and I didn't have the proper mental mindset.

Thursday: No running. Too busy and not feeling it.

Friday: 8 miles (6:45); Didn't get out for a second run

Saturday: 11.7 miles with long 10k in 32:11. Plan was to try and run under 31:00 as a tempo.  Since the course wasn't certified, I was going to watch my GPS and stay under 5:00 pace.  First two miles were flat and easy and I went through in 4:47 and 4:50.  I thought sub 31:00 was going to be a breeze until the hills in the third mile, which resulted in a 5:24.  The fourth mile had a half mile long hill and I reached the top at over 5:50 pace and split 5:19 for the mile over a long downhill.  I figured sub 31:00 was out of the question and I went 5:05 and 4:47 to close up at 5:05 pace for 6.33 miles.  I was feeling really smooth but crapped out on the hills.  They didn't feel that hard, effort wise, my legs just wouldn't go.  It was like was trying to drive up a steep hill in sixth gear; 4.5 miles (7:13)

Sunday: 20 miles (6:02). Really good long run in what was the first muggy long run of the summer. Got rolling pretty quickly and I tried to keep the brakes on.  Ran my first sub 6:00 mile for the 12th and was still feeling good.  I ran in the low 5:40s the last four miles without much of an intentional pace increase.  The run almost turned into a disaster when I stepped on a long, pointed screw and luckily, I felt it before putting all my weight on my foot.  Having two young kids, there's always crap on the floor and when walking around a room at night, I've turned into a seasoned pro at "shutting" off my foot as soon as I step on something, so I don'tget the feel brunt of it.  I thought for sure I would be bleeding but I only had a small little mark.  Great run, regardless and I survived with just two water stops.

Week Total: 84 miles. Crappy volume, but I chumped out of some runs.  My iron hasn't completely tanked but on a red light, yellow light, green light scale, it's probably an orange.  I've boosted up my iron intake this week and hopefully that comes up before falling any more.  I also found out that since our numbers are down and there's another school with more kids, but just one p.e. teacher (we have two), I'm getting sent over there.  I've been really bummed out about that all week, which has really affected my running motivation. I love my school and have been there for seven years, so I don't want to go.  I am on the middle school girl, who just got broken up with her boyfriend diet, as I barely ate for two days and then have been eating comfort food since.

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