Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Week in Running: 10.18 to 10.24.10

This week started off pretty poorly but got better.
Monday 10.18
AM: core
PM: 14.25 in 2:05.337
What can you do when you BONK 7 miles away from your house?  Shuffle home.
Tuesday 10.19
AM: core
PM: 8.5 in 72:33
Stopped 3/4 way through the run to do some strides.  Stiffer than I thought I'd be after the half marathon.  Guess that's what happens when you haven't raced in 3 months.
Wednesday 10.20
AM: core
PM: 10 in 81:28
Felt like crap.
Thursday 10.21
AM: core
PM: 12.5 in 82:56
8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 min hard pickups
Biologically this wasn't easy, but I sucked it up and put it down.  The longer pickups were a touch under marathon pace, and the shorter pickups were closer to threshold pace.
Friday 10.22
AM: legcore
PM: lifting
Saturday 10.23
AM: 7.75 in 59:27
Switching today w/ tomorrow b/c I had to work today.  Finished this run before the sun was up, which is getting easier to do now that we're approaching November.
Sunday 10.24
AM: 24 in 2:46.54
A good long run.  I started at a slow, easy pace and got faster as the miles clicked off.  I was really moving and feeling strong on the final four.  Those were the fastest miles of the day with 3 of them sub 6:00.  Tired now but solid during the run.
For the Week
77 miles in 6 runs (year high? if no, close)
5 core workouts
1 lift
Analysis: The half marathon took more out of me than I anticipated.  By Thursday I was sick of the pathetic running and gutted out some intervals.  I pretty much was going to run hard and make it hurt no matter what that day.  I am pleased with today's long run.  Putting 24 down and ending on a positive note gives me confidence for the marathon, which is one month from today.

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