July 13, 2008
tallies, totals, etc.
M: 9mi (6 easy, then 7:14, 7:28, 7:37, watch me faaaade)
T: 8mi (8:28), 5x strides 8th mile
W: AM 6.14mi incl track workout, PM 6mi (8:29)
R: 5mi (8:41), 5x strides 5th mile
F: 7mi (8:30), little hills
Sa: 15mi (7:51)
Su: 5mi (8:28)
total = 61.14 miles
Yes, my mileage is decidedly lower than last year. For the moment, I'm ok with this.
Wednesday's track workout was actually fun. There was nothing special about it; it was just fun rather than a discomfort-filled terrorfest. We ran 800/400/1200/1200/400/800, with a minute's rest per lap (1mi for 400, 2min for 800, etc). Goals were 93/3:10/4:45 and we went 3:08, 91, 4:36, 4:36, 88, 3:01, which was still easy enough that I could keep my head and concentrate on tactical stuff like stalking, surging, finishing kick, etc. Many of our track workouts include an "optional" mile, which I opted not to do this week but which coach goaded me into ("cmon, you're training for a marathon, you can do a mile, cmon"). He said a 7:15 mile would feel like jogging and I didn't believe him, but I ended up with 6:41, which felt like jogging, weird. Must be that cushy rubberized track.
Saturday's non-long run had a bunch of planned pace changes, which kept it interesting. I ran 6@8:08, 4@7:35, 2@7:02, and 3@8:12. I had company for the first 6 miles but the rest was solo, which was harder mentally than physically (though it was pretty brisk physically, too). I can definitely see where this kind of workout will help me, but I just hope I'm getting enough endurance training too. I don't have another >20-miler until the end of this month.
Posted by joe positive at July 13, 2008 9:34 AM
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