2/29/2016 – 3/6/2016

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Holy smokes did I get my annihilated on Monday. First warm day of the year and we tried out a new spot for pace runs. It was a 600 meter gravel oval that was sloping down from one curve to the other with sharp turns. This did not work well for me as I couldn’t find a rhythm, was constantly having to attack after every turn to get back to a decent speed. Add in the slippage from the gravel and the heat and that results in a miserable/slow first thirty minutes. To salvage some of the workout I moved down to the greenway for the second half and was way above the normal effort level running 5:04’s. Apparently I looked even more ghostlike after I finished a five minute cool down/stumble than I normally do.

I was toast for the Tuesday and Wednesday too coming off the pace run, getting dropped on hills at the Whitewater Center and having to catch back up afterwards. Important to note that I still ran the normal effort levels on these runs, they were just abnormally slow paces as I was abnormally tired, which is ok.

Finally, Finally! I felt in control of a workout, even if I couldn’t take a deep breath (pollen). 11 x straight K’s (hard intervals, approximately equal rest). After five I put on flats and had to restrain myself from going too fast as I was given a hard floor of 2:45, well except for the last one where I was let loose the last 200.

Week 8MorningAfternoonOtherTotal
Monday302 x 30 min PR Avg 5:08 & 5:04120
Thursday11 x 1k, 2:45 rest (2:48, 47, 47, 47, 46, 44, 44, 45, 45, 44, 41)90
Week780 (130mi)



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