6 easy - 10/19/15
Just cruised - went really well even tho I was pretty groggy this morning - nice and cool outside. Went too fast but it was going going on a semi-new route and felt good ~8:17mm. Amazing what can be accomplished w/o setting pace alerts and just cruising comfortably. Lots of hills on this one which I like - keeps things interesting.
4x1200 w/400m intervals - 10/20/15
After a nice warmup, I actually ran this on a real, live track! Was supposed to be 6:40-7:00 for the 1200s but ended up closer to 6:30. Which is too fast but it was doable, but barely. Was definitely feeling it towards the end - especially that 3rd rep and the first couple laps of the last one. Very happy to have this one in the books behind me. Finished with a cool down which could have been significantly cooler and that's a wrap.
The track was great - only one other guy out there doing similar to me. Now just need to commence worrying about the 7 mile tempo run coming up on Thursday!
6 easy - 10/21/15
Had so much fun on this run on Monday ran it the other way today. Still fun! Felt good.
7 tempo - 10/22/15
The Big Enchilada. Woke up crazy early as wife had to go to the airport so this run was done totally in darkness. Only semi-freaked out once. Still could not find the correct pace which is troublesome. Other than the hill right at mile 3 and the last half mile uphill which was a killer felt good and relatively relaxed the whole way. Very Happy to have this in the books more as proof that it can be done and if I can get the pacing down it will be even better. It really all starts with the first mile which needs to be about 20 seconds slower than goal pace as subsequent miles go faster.
REST DAY - 10/23/15
And working from home today - double bonus. Want to try to maximize sleep before 10 tomorrow.
10 comfortable - 10/24/15
This went really well - first 4.5 was pretty much uphill was very happy to turn around and the second half went a lot smoother mostly downhill. Ended up a bit too fast but it did feel comfortable after the turnaround. Ended up 8:08mm
9 comfortable - 10/25/15
This also went pretty well - was supposed to be 8 but mis-calculated and ended up a bit over 9. Ended up 8:09mm which was too fast but except for the nasty uphill at 2-4 miles it felt comfortable.
With a bit over 47 miles this week it feels good to get the miles back up a bit and still feel pretty good. Next week will be nasty with a ladder workout, 7 tempo, and a 14 miler! Toss in Halloween and it's gonna be downright spooky.