Monday: 3.4 miles (7:14); 8.7 miles (7:26)
Tuesday: No running. I forgot why.
Wednesday: 10.3 miles (6:36). I was hoping to do a hilly progression and work down to lower 5s for the last two downhill miles but my legs had nothing. After six miles, I decided to just run easy because 6:20s felt tough.; 5.4 miles (7:18)
Thursday: 8.2 miles (6:47). Skipped second run because I got asked to work my school's STEM night, last minute.
Friday: 8.6 miles with 2x.30 up and downhill repeats. Used my typical off-season baby hill. In the past, I've always started these at 1:30 and worked down. I ran my first two in 1:36 and 1:34 and I was struggling. I did better on the downhills and ran 1:22 and 1:20. Man, I'm way out of shape. Skipped second run because I had my old school's talent show.
Saturday: 9.6 miles (6:52); .8 miles(7:39). Cut it because my left knee was really achy and I was still gimping after a 1/2 mile. The pain also went into my butt and groin.
Sunday: No running. 20 miles on the agenda but didn't want to aggravate the knee.
Week Total: 55 miles. Goal was 95, so I'm taking a mulligan this week. I need to start scraping my patellar tendon because there is a little ridge on it, as well as some tiny bumps, which I figure is scar tissue that needs to be broken up. I've had issues with it for a long time and would scrape it almost daily, so I need to get back on that routine.
The goal is 95 miles again for this week with a couple of moderate workouts, a short little fartlek and maybe a long run. I was really frustrated with my hills because six seconds slower per hill is about 20 seconds a mile...and that's when I would do them in the off-season. I'm also about eight pounds heavier than I was at Chicago, which is probably why I ran so slowly up but was able to run decently well on the way down!
I'm going for a blood test on Thursday and will also have my Olympic Trials predictions posted by then. With the heat and Rupp, it's tough to figure out.