Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 9-22nd Training

Monday: 5.5 miles (no watch)

Tuesday: 8 miles (6:39); 6.8 miles (7:06)

Wednesday: 10.2 miles with 16x1:00 on/off. Since this is my first faster running since the marathon (other than that 5k I did in 16:30ish), my plan was to be patient and increase the pace after every four intervals and hitting 4:50, 4:45, 4:40, 4:35 and I ended up averaging: 4:45, 4:40, 4:37, 4:31.  With a dew point in the 60s, the air was really thick but I felt really smooth on this one.  Good session and averaged 5:46 pace for the 32:00; 6.1 miles (7:03)

Thursday: Not sure if I ran?

Friday: 8 miles (6:40); 5.4 miles (7:05)

Saturday: 6.7 miles with 5k race in 15:19.  It was actually about 15:30 something but I instinctively stopped my Garmin when I had to stop at a water table and ask which way the route turned.  They had to bust out the map for that one.  While I had to stay conscious to hang under 5:00 pace, it felt pretty smooth and relaxed; 2 miles.  Paced a third grader on my Super Squad team to a 5:59 mile and then a few minutes later, an 8th grader that I coach to a 4:53.

Sunday: Not sure if I ran? Parents were in town, so maybe I didn't. 

Week Total: ??? Lower volume but was happy with how the two workouts went.

Monday: No running. It was my daughter's fifth birthday, so I took the day off.

Tuesday: 4.2 miles (10:09). Ran with a higher schooler I help out with.

Wednesday: 5.7 miles (7:19); 7.4 miles (7:58). 

Thursday: No running. Felt like crap on my second run yesterday and had a 102 fever at night.  I started getting a nasty chest cough on Wednesday, then my throat started hurting last night.  I went to the doctor in the morning and got diagnosed with strep throat...first time in over seven years.

Friday: 3.4 miles (7:29). Felt like crap, with wobbly legs. 

Saturday: 3.1 miles. Donut mile in 8:17....much tougher than expected and finished fourth.  I'll write a recap on this later.

Sunday: 10.7 miles (6:37). Sort of long run but not really.  Legs still not feeling it.

Week Total: 34.5 miles.  Ouch, low week.  I scratched from the half in Duluth and will start a long buildup for Indy Monumental in the fall.  Oh well.

1 comment:

  1. Mentioned to Derek Morgan how much I liked his and your blog set up. Its more like a diary. Like that a lot. Nice.