Monday: 7.12 mi in 1:04; 8:59 pace. Speedwork. Goal was 3×1600 at 7:29 pace with 800m recoveries. Splits were 7:29, 7:30 and 7:29.
Tuesday: 3.44 mi in 32 min; 9:25 pace. Was supposed to meet some other bloggers for a post-work run near my office, but I was feeling kind of crummy. So I headed straight home after work and ran some easy miles close to home. I laced my Garmin through my shoelaces (face down) so I could just focus on running by feel.
Wednesday: Pilates/Yoga class at the gym
Thursday: 4.07 mi in 44 min; 10:53 pace. Was still feeling kind of crummy, so I skipped my usual Thursday night group run to again run easy miles close to home. Ran “blind” again (with my Garmin in my laces) so I could run by feel, but clearly I felt like running slower than usual.
Saturday: 9.07 mi in 1:29; 9:46 pace. After our race was canceled, we went to a local forest preserve to run anyway.
Sunday: 3.25 mi in 38 min; 11:47 pace. It was so beautiful out today and I was tired of sitting on my butt, so even though I’m still feeling crummy (at this point I think it’s a sinus infection), I wanted to get moving. I think this is the lowest my heart rate has been while running. I didn’t care how far or fast I went, I just wanted to get outside and maybe break a little sweat.
Total 27 miles; 5h 22m of working out
- After debating how I should approach the 10 mile race, I think had the race gone on, I would have done it as an easy training run. With my congestion, even my easy pace (9:25) feels hard. But I’m glad this is happening now, and not in three weeks during my goal half. (Although if something does go wrong that week, I have a half the following weekend, as I’ve mentioned like a million times.)
- I’m the owner of some new green running stuff, courtesy of some blog giveaways.