Despite coaches instructions that the party was over this week still didn’t feel much like real training. This is one of the only weeks in my life I let work get in the way of training and I sincerely hope it does not become a habit. For me I believe truly a lot of my success has been due to consistency in my training so I am not a happy runner when life’s other commitments keep me from my planned workouts!
This week I am thinking it may have been a blessing in disguise, I’m not sure I am fully recovered from Boston. The legs still don’t feel sharp and recovery is taking a little longer than I would like from the few workouts I did get in. But we might be able to chalk that up to work stress and less sleep from said working.
Without further ado or excuses here is what did get done on the training front.
42 miles for the week (out of a planned 60-65)
Monday- 8.25 miserable miles at 7:53. I felt awful on this run, worst I have felt in over a year.
Tuesday- 8 at 7:39 with a track workout (2*800, 4*400, 8*200)
Wednesday- 5.25 easy at 8:08
Thursday- 5.5 easy at 8:28 (quads were trashed, it was hot, and I had to get back to work)
Friday- Rest and massage (missed make up tempo)
Saturday- Rest aka working all day (Missed planned 12 miler)
Sunday- 15 with first 8 at 6:45 to make up for Thursdays planned tempo and the rest easy finishing out the run at 7:16 average (one mile shy of planned 16)