This past week's training was fairly uneventful and a bit lighter than planned. Most notably, I found that I needed more recovery time after last Sunday's half marathon. I was sore for a couple of days afterward and have been struggling to feel really fresh all week (did that sentence sound like a commercial for some sort of a feminine product?).
In fact, on Tuesday's evening run, I simply ran out of gas. Strange to bonk on a short run, but doing the 5x600's when I was not recovered from the race must have zapped me.
Recap of 3/17 week:
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 5x600m repeats - Did the repeats for a total of 4 in the sweltering, humid gym. Then decided to finish up outside. Struggled and finished with just under 8.
Wednesday - 11 miles steady - 7:48 pace. No stops.
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Gym treadmill. Ran 5 miles at close to 8k target pace (6:20) in intervals : 2.5 / 1.5 / 1 mi with 2:00-2:30 in btw each - total of 7.3 for the day
Sat - 18.4 miles at the Aboretum - guesstimate of 7:40 per
Sun - Rest
I decided to opt out of Sunday's "recovery" run - largely because I felt I need some inactive recovery as opposed to the active kind.
Total mileage was 44 this past week.
I slept well last night and did a recovery 6 this morning. I hope to hit a good speed workout of 4x1200m in the morning.
Goal mileage for this week is only 41, since I will push the 21-miler to Monday due to the 8k race on Sunday. I should be back in the mid-50's next week right before taper.