|Grabbed sushi with Naomi this week. That's my sushi stack on the right and hers on the left. Guess the miles are starting to pile up.|
Sunday: 8.8 miles, including 4x1600m @ 10K pace (7:47, 7:44, 7:45, 7:43 pace); Normally I pace myself for mile repeats pretty much with the idea to run as fast as I can for a mile. Lately I've been setting new training mile PRs every time I do this workout. But the plan today called for 10K pace which is definitely not "set-a-new-mile-PR" pace. I told myself to keep it in the 7:40's and did a good job. For the record, even 10K-pace mile repeats suck.
Monday: 12 miles @ 9:27 pace; I love my double-digit, mid-week easy runs. I'm out there for a nice chunk of time and I can let my mind wander. I also love the mindset they give you; 10 miles? Not far. Just another run day. My "easy" pace has come down a bit since Fresno which is a major stick I use to measure my fitness.
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 9:33 pace
Wednesday: 10.1 miles @ 9:37 pace; My legs were pretty dead-lead heavy this morning. Wednesdays are normally speed work of some sort and I was thinking I was lucky today was a pretty mild speed day. This was a progression run with the last 15 minutes run hard at slightly sub-8:00 pace. Was averaging a 10:00 pace before the pick-up started so you can see how blah my legs felt. They rallied at the end and I was pretty pleased.
Friday: 18 miles @ 8:57 pace, middle 14 miles @ 8:46 pace; I was supposed to run the middle 14 miles at MP + 10-20 seconds. I was therefore shooting for a 8:50-9:00 pace. I'm actually surprised my average ended up faster than that. It wasn't too taxing and was a good confidence booster. I am trying to internalize the fact that I could probably run a sub-2 half on any given day.
Bikram Yoga Count: 2 :(
I consider Sundays to be the start of my running week, but decided to post weekly recaps on Fridays. Therefore Saturdays will be included in the previous week's wrap-up. This won't mean much to you, but to me it will feel a little strange.
Even without the short run I plan to do tomorrow added into the total, what I posted above is still more than I've been running during peak weeks the last few years. And truthfully, I don't feel like I'm peak-weeking. So far this new schedule and I are getting along fine.
Thank you, to everyone for your nice wishes on the big news. I generally keep my personal life separated from this blog so have no plans to turn this into a wedding planning venue. I may share snippets here and there if the mood strikes me.