Like the title says all we got in this here blog is some boring training info from last week. With my cutting back on racing to focus on training I unfortunately ( fortunately?) have no great tales of my racing exploits to mesmerize you with. So I guess training crap will have to do.
Week unfolded as follows.
Sunday 18 miles long run
Went pretty well mostly ran on asphalt with some trails. Misjudged my distance and had to add a mile on to the run after I made it home.. I hate when that happens. Math is hard .. like duh.
I rested .. pretty self explanatory. Hit the gym for some weight training.
Tuesday 8.5 miles (trails)
Steve had to cancel so was on the trails alone. Good thing I didn’t fall down and get hurt as I could have been lost forever. Ran at a pretty easy pace.
Wednesday 10 miles Tempo
Did a group run with Longboat and extended my Wednesday night run out to 10 miles. Will take it up to 12 or more over the next few weeks. Ran at tempo pace but instead of doing speed intervals decided just to run the whole thing fast. Averaged just a bit slower then HM pace.
Thursday 5.5 miles (trails)
I met up with Steve for trail running in High Park. Short but sweet, we ran it at a pretty easy pace as my legs were still sore from Wednesday. Had to do a one legged chicken dance to avoid stepping on a really big garter snake that I didn’t see until the last minute. I also got covered in inch worms that must have been falling from the trees. Note to self buy pet monkey to pick yucky but tasty worms off of me. Maybe I can also train it to tend bar.
Friday 6.5 miles (track workout)
Ran 2 miles out to the track and felt pretty crappy. Left calf was pretty tight as well. Told coach George that I would do what I could. Work out was 400 x 1, 800 x 4, 400 x 1. Was able to do the whole workout without dying and hit all my paces properly. This made me tired but happy. The week before did 400 x 10. Not sure which one was harder. Wondering if coach George realizes that these workouts are exactly the same distances of hard running (4000m)... I bet he does. How was I tricked into thinking this week's workout was easier. I will make smart ass comment about this next time I see him.
Saturday 7.5 miles (trails)
Morning run with Longboat in High Park on trails. Ran first half hard .. second half not so much. Legs a bit dead from the track. I tried to not over do it as I am doing a 20 miler on Sunday.
Week total 56 miles
Hit my goals for the week. Legs feel pretty good no injuries. Hope to hit 60 miles next week.
Did my Sunday run yesterday and then had Kim make me a 5 bean salad .. yummy. Followed that with homemade chili for dinner. I pity anyone that has to stay in any kind of enclosed space with me on Monday. Maybe I will take in a yoga class.. HA