Seems to be the mantra. Talent, no talent, attitude or not. Put the work in. I am really enjoying the cross country lifestyle and starting to pick up on some track. Here is how my week went.
Monday-4K repeats. I have never done repeats this long and I was not sure what to do as far as pace goes. I decided to go out and see what I felt like. Before that 20 min easy and drills strides. 2 X 4K with about 5 min in between. 8:01 and 7:52 pace for nearly 2 miles. I felt strong. I know I can do these faster. after cool down, 7.11 miles total.
Tuesday-30 min easy. Red Rock trail run. Unfortunately I get to run with the lower group. WE only did 30 min. I would have loved to go longer. The cooler weather, no wind, and rain in the air makes for super enjoyable running. 3 miles total.
Wednesday-Training Run. I am looking at my workout and I cannot remember what we did. I know I went nearly a 5K in 8:25 min pace. I was poooped this day. It ended up a 7.69 miles in total.
Thursday-Progression run. 30 min total. He wanted the last 10 min to be intense but overall less volume and low intensity. I had to stop with an athlete. ended up 3.5 miles. I went 9:35, 9:06, and 8:55. My legs were dead.
Friday-40 min shake out at the race. I ran about 20 or so around Balboa Park with KD. Chatting about running/training/or team. What a gorgeous day. I would say 4 miles.
Saturday-Long Run. The schedule did not go my way. I made the most of it. I was up very early to get these 8 in. I as very tired but got my long run in. I would have liked to go longer but the schedule did not jive. I ran from my hotel to QualCom stadium and back with some wiggles to round up 8. I averaged 9:48. I just felt very fatigued.
Sunday(today)-Easy run. 30 min. Again running with the lower group we only got 30 min. Mt Charleston for some elevation change. Bristlecone trail. So amazing. 3 miles.
Stats: 36.3 miles total. I exceeded my goals for the week and I know I cannot keep that up. I think volume wise it was good, pace wise it was good, but overall I am tired. I am happy that I am not sick, hurt, or limited by anything. Overall, very happy. My Las Vegas Marathon goal is sub 4:30 seems like that is totally doable. All I have to do is keep 10:18? I think I can keep faster than that. We will see how the longer runs go.
Stole this from another blog:
"dont try to outshine anyone, BE THE RAY'
This is my new theme. just be me and do the best I can.