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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Back from the dead...again.

Monday: 10 miles (7:45). 2.17 at practice, which slowed my pace; 6.3 miles (7:12)

Tuesday: 7.4 miles (7:35). Same as above; 8.5 miles with strides(6:55)

Wednesday: 8.3 miles (8:03). I'm tired of writing about how my pace slowed down; 7.1 miles (6:54)

Thursday: 9.8 miles (7:35); 3.1 miles (7:20)

Friday: 10.1 miles (7:31)

Saturday: No running.
Drove to Panama City Beach.

Sunday: 8 miles (6:58)

Week Total: 78.6 miles. Was hoping for 100 but the beach killed it.  I will probably just run once a day next week because you know, I'm on vacation.

Monday: 9 miles (6:16). Slight, random progression.

Tuesday: 8 miles (6:57)

Wednesday: 6.5 miles with 5k in 16:29. Ran a small, local 5k at a state park and ended up meeting a guy from Tennessee.  I was going to run in the upper 15s and opened up with a 5:05 but man, it got miserably hot, so after two miles, I didn't feel like running that pace anymore.

Thursday: No running. Nasty thunderstorm.

Friday: 6.4 miles (6:55)

Saturday-Sunday: No running. Travelling and lazy.

Week Total: 29.9 miles. Middle school mileage.


Monday: 7.8 miles (7:30); 6.8 miles (7:08)

Tuesday: 8.2 miles (7:14); 6.1 miles (6:52)

Wednesday: 7.2 miles (7:26); 6 miles with strides (7:10)

Thursday: 9.6 miles (7:05); 3.6 miles (6:57)

Friday: 9.3 miles (7:09); 6.6 miles (7:09

Saturday: 7.8 miles with 4x800m with 800m jog.
My first workout in forever and it was miserably humid.  The plan was to run my 800s at 2:25ish and I ended up running each one faster with times between 2:24.6-2:23.4. First one wasn't bad, second one felt better (accidentally took 400m jog after this one), third one was rough and the fourth was miserable.  I'm way out of shape and it felt like everything was working against each other and I was really sloppy.  That's actually a better sign than being smooth and dying because it means I have a lot of improving left to do. I can only go up from here.; 5 miles (7:16)

Sunday: 16.1 miles (6:33). First completed long run in forever.  It was a good distance because I was getting really thirsty around 14 and my legs were starting to ache after that.  I could tell that my muscles had some trouble with the volume and I have a lot of work to do.  But at least I got it done.

Week Total: 100.1 miles. FINALLY, a 100 mile week.  Granted it wasn't the prettiest thing, but it got done.  I feel like I'm finally coming around mentally, even though I'm absolutely hating the summer heat and humidity.

My plan is to now stay above 100 miles a week through most of October, unless I get sick or something.  I will also start doing some slightly structured workouts and hope to be firing pretty well by late August.

Recently, I've been the dude researching diets on the internet while finishing off his "last" box of donuts, but I feel like I'm ready to train again.

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