June 16, 2008
optimism vs delusion
Su: 5 miles (8:52), surprisingly not-awful after a very long/late Saturday
M: 8.25 miles (7:50), incl 4 easy, 4 under 7:30, .25 trot
I sent coach a weekly training email - here's what you said to do, and here's what I did - and he commented that my easy runs are looking a bit too easy lately. He's absolutely right. When I was rebuilding my base after the injury, I kept telling myself that mileage mattered more than pace, and I'd attend to pace later once I had an OK base. Well, later is now, but I guess I'd forgotten. I'm glad Dror is here to remind me.
Looking back at my log for this time last year I see average weekly mileage of 75-85, easy-run paces in the 8:20s and long runs ranging from 7:20-7:45. I am more than a little dismayed, because I am nowhere near that now. In March, before the injury, I daresay I was in the best shape of my life, but a 3-week break from running plus a long sane recovery has washed all that away, and I realized today that I am probably not training for a PR in Akron. I'd be happy with a course PR, but I'm not even sure that's possible. Still, there's 3 months or so to go. We'll just have to see.
Posted by joe positive at June 16, 2008 10:37 AM
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