I am pooped but at the same time I feel pretty good. I have never committed this much time to running only and I feel like it is coming along. This week I got 2 specialty workouts in I do not normally spend time doing. I still need work but it is coming along. I would like to send a shout out to my man KD. He represented well at the World Championships, just a tough break. Here is how my week went:
Monday-3 miles at 8:49 pace.
Tuesday-Easy 3 miles at 9:45 pace. Did it at night and it was super hot....Sully had to run.
Wednesday-Hill repeats at Exploration peak. 1 mile warm up. 1/4 mile up/down X 3, with 500 foot gain per repeat. My legs were absolutely gassed at the end of the 3rd. Excellent workout.
Thursday-Easy 40 min. Wetlands park. Flat, fun, humid, sully loved it. Ave 9:08 pace. Helps running with these girls.
Friday-Easy 30 min run to scope out where to do the mile repeats for saturday.
Saturday-Mile Repeats. 2 mile out and back nice and easy. 1 mile X 4. I was looking for all to be under 8:20 and above 8:00. I ended up with 8:18, 8:23, 8:05, and 8:28. Easy 10 min cool down. I felt very strong. I could have done one more going the down direction, lol, but coming back I would have been pooped. I just did what I was told. My legs feel so much better moving faster.
Sunday(today)-Long Run. The girls had 70 min and I had 90. We ran 6 tunnels. 8.07 miles in 1:25 for a 10:06 ave. I felt spent. It was very very hot and the air quality was poor. I had a big week and today if felt hard to get out there. I did it and banged it out.
Stats: 28.51 ish miles. Big for me...Quote:
"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner
I am finding what I can give.