So the way I can tell that mileage is severely dropping is that it no longer takes me 20 minutes into a run to start feeling good. I can pop out the door and be in the 5:50’s right away, and then I have to focus to make sure I’m not running too fast. Had my last real workout on Tuesday, a short pace run on the track. Everything from that point onward are just efforts to keep my body from going flat. An appropriate saying would be, “the hay’s in the barn.” But I’ve found I don’t like that saying as it seems to imply you don’t have to stay mentally focused even if the physical work has been done.
|Tuesday||30||40 min Pace Run avg 4:56||100|
|Saturday||30||5 x 3 on / 1 off in the 4:40's||100|