am: Workout 6xMile (2min jog rest) 4:37, 4:39, 4:38, 4:38, 4:37, 4:36. @ATT, was going to do em’ on the track but it was pretty windy and my legs were already pretty sore heading in. Pretty good overall, I think, I have nothing to compare this to. I ran hard, made it hurt pretty good and the stride felt decent, so I’m considering this a win. Good stuff. 14mile total.
pm: Easy 42min, felt quite good which was surprising. That takes me to 141miles over the past 7days, I like that. Good day of runnin’
am: 86min, nice day legs a little heavy, umm…that’s it.
pm: 52min, felt sluggish and slow, no surprising. From here on out I’m just gonna assume I’ll feel this way on all my recovery days.
Workout, Moderate Tempo, 15miles @5:17. This went pretty well. I generally struggle in the am so it took a while to find my rhythm and settle, but by tempo mile 4 I was alright. At tempo mile 12 (15overall) I started bonking a bit because I was fasted, that was necessary but not really much fun. Up at 5:20 and on the road at 6ish. 20miles overall,time to go home.
am: 82min, back in London. Ran Springbank park loop. I like running loops around SBP, they used to hold the world famous Springbank road races there, Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers have run there, even the fictional Denton from Once a Runner ran the SBRR’s. There’s your history lesson for the day.
pm: 55 nice and easy, okay run I guess.
am: 43easy, scouting routes for my tempo this afternoon, not looking good, lots of snow!
pm: Workout, Hard Tempo, 9miles 44:33. Settled on just running a bunch of laps around exhibition park. It was dry so that was good, but the wind on the one side was brutal! a couple times I was pretty much stopped dead. Pretty happy with the workout, not as fast as last time but felt pretty comfortable running on tired legs and considering all the other factors it was a pretty solid run. 1st mile was 4:56, last one was 4:55, not sure on the rest.
am: 82easy, cold and sore…I’m kinda a baby.
pm: 60min with Milne, I like runnin’ with Milne, he’s a good dude. We went and got candy after.
am: 80min, it’s getting nicer out, so that makes me happy. My legs felt tired, so that made me sad.
pm: 60min, felt much better, nice night out there. Good end to a great week of training.
Week, 13runs/140miles. 3 workouts. Pretty wicked week of training. Quite happy with the way this is going. Hope I can smash my long progression tomorrow, then I get to chill a bit. Good stuff. 5weeks!