I am running more, I am running faster, and I feel great. I was laughing to myself today as I desperately try to hang on to the group. When an ultra-intense, world class runner is the coach, you step up. I was laughing because I have been forced to run faster. Do not embarrass myself, lol, do not complain, lol, and be responsible for the latter part of the group. What have I got myself into? Truth is I am loving it. Karl has been harping on me to run more, well Karl I am definitely running more. I am happy to report the soreness is going away, the groove is nice, Easily the best I have run in my whole life.
Tuesday-Easy 4 miles. 9:27 pace.
Wednesday-20 min Tempo run. 1 mile warm-up. 20 min at 8:25 pace, 2.38 miles, then 1 mile cool down.
Thursday-First formal practice with KD. I only ran during the warmup. Yeah it was 10 min warmup at 7:25 pace, lol....JUST HOLD ON! lol...1.33 miles.
Friday-Training Run. 45 min easy turned into finish off 5 miles. 46:42, 9:19 pace.
Saturday-Progression Run. 1 mile warm-up, drills, strides, and hills. Then supposed to be 20 min out and 15 min back. I ended up tending to a runner who crashed. The terrain was rocky and unsure. I ended up running 7 miles total. The time and tempo were off because of the walking I did during triage. Hard effort. I was on my way to an awesome run.
Sunday(today)-Training Run. Just hold on. HOOOLD ON! Then I ended up leading the trailing group. It ended up 49:55, splits were 8:18, 8:35, 8:14, 9:30, 10:00, and 5:15. 5.5 miles. Then on the track for strides and core. ROUGH.
Stats-27.21 total miles. Garmin reports that I have run 159.8 miles in the last 30 days. There are miles not logged on the watch too. So 170 miles may be?
I am sore for about the first 10 min every morning then I feel great the rest of the time of the day. I have some back soreness, some quad/abd soreness, and feet are tired. I feel really good about the volume/pace I am able to sustain. There has been no walking. Overall, I am stoked. Quote:
"You win 80% of the time by not quitting."