Road to Chicago in Search of a PR #3
Post #3 | Monday, March 30th – Sunday, April 5th
The past week felt like I was back to normal training, i.e., at various times I’ve felt: fatigue, heavy legs, tired, unrecovered. But also: strong, running is easier, and getting out for runs – much easier.
Highlights of the week: 71 miles/week; 17mile long run; continued to mentally challenge myself during workouts.
Lowlights of the week: caught a small cold, which slowed my recovery during the week and only allowed for 1 speed workout (which was fine as mileage was going up for the week); didn’t complete speed workout – left the last interval for another day.
M – Easy 7 miles
T – AM Easy 4.3 mile PM Easy 4.3 miles = 8.6
W – Easy 10.3 miles
T – Workout – done as ‘fartlek’: 3.75m w/ strides w/u | 3x (1x 600, 1x 1 mile) on 3-4min jog – 1:53/5:23, 1:55/5:24, 1:57/X | 15min C/D = 10.3 miles
F – Easy 5.4 miles
S – Long Run: 17.1 miles as a progression watching Scotland 10k | started around 8min pace down to 6:35/mile for the last mile
S – Easy 12 miles
Next week is a pullback week, as I’ll purposely lower the mileage to recover from the previous 4-week buildup that looked like this: 46, 57, 65, and 71. I’ll look to keep intensity/quality up with 2 good efforts for the week. Should be fun. I’m definitely feeling fitter.