Monday - 12.5
8 x 3 min hard w/ 2 min recovery
Did this workout w/ Ben. Hamstring was feeling a little tight, so ran hard but nothing crazy. Good workout. Tuesday - 3
Biked for 37 mins prior to the run. This is a cutback week; reduced today's miles. Wednesday - 10 in 72:28
Psyched to get this whole run in on trails. One, b/c there's no snow on the trails. Two, b/c it was light enough outside to squeeze the whole thing in before outer dark arrived. Thursday - 8
Easy. Another sign of a cutback week. Friday - lifting
Dr. Mika visit for a "tuneup." All is well. Saturday - 8.5
Had to work today but snuck on the treadmill before doing so. My legs were amped. Ready to run this morning--even if it was 0500. Sunday - 16 in 1:50.26
By mile 3 I was down to 7:07. Last 3 were 6:11, 6:18, 6:15. I was hoping to see splits between 6:20-30. I would call this pace comfortably hard.
For the Week
5 core workouts
37 mins on the bike
1 lifting sequence Analysis: This week marked the end of the first mesocycle of the year. I end each meso (4-5 week period) with a recovery/cutback week. My intent here is to give the body a chance to adapt to the overload it incurred over the previous weeks. This next meso should feature two races. This will likely alter the number of miles I hit in those weeks, but we got to remember it's not about chasing miles--it's about racing as fast as we possibly can.