Road to Chicago in Search of a PR #7
Post #7 | Monday, Week of April 27th – May 3rd
This running week was a struggle. I feel uninspired even as I write it out. Without being too overly dramatic, I’ll throw down the details, summarize and move on.
M – Easy 10.5 miles - 7:40 mile
T – AM Easy 7.8 miles PM Easy 8 miles
W – Intervals – 4m w/u plus strides | 8x 600 @ sub-5min on 200j: 1:54, 1:55, 1:52, 1:55, 1:56, 1:55 (rest 1:35-1:58 jog – pace 5:00-5:11) | 19min c/d Total – 9 miles
T – Easy 6.2 miles
F – Easy 14.6 miles
S – Long Run – 18 miles – 7:46/mile
S – Easy 4.75 miles
After the previous week’s success, everything caught up to me this week. Mileage goal was for 80-85. While I managed 1 speed session and 1 quality long run, everything was a struggle. I didn’t hit my planned pace for the speed session and stopped 2 reps short: just mentally and physically not there.
The long run was OK; had some miles in the 6min range, but bonked at the end and my legs have felt trashy ever since.
I desperately need a day off and a down week, so that’s what I’m going to do. With the week that I’m currently in, I've taken yesterday (Monday) off and I’m putting very little importance on a mileage goal. Right now, my legs feel like they’ll never feel normal again (overdramatic). Cue world's smallest violin.