The madness continues in cardiology but I’m loving this unit so I didn’t mind the schedule this week. We were off this week from races which made coaching duties far easier. We also clicked by the “1 month to go” mark, which means that I’m heading towards taper. I’m always happy/sad for taper to arrive. On the one hand, the mileage is easier and my legs don’t hurt as much. On the other hand, taper means all the hay is in the barn and there’s nothing else I can do to change my fate on race day.
Monday: Off Day, prorated at 10.3 miles. One of the longest days I’ve had in medical school and the only birthday in recent history that I haven’t run!
Tuesday: 11.3 recovery miles with 4 strides.
Wednesday Noon: Tempo run. Warmup, 5 by mile at T pace, Cooldown for 9 miles.
Wednesday Afternoon: More tempo work with the team. 10 by 400 at 91 to 93. Total of 6 miles.
Thursday: 7 painful recovery miles. Right IT band and hamstring totally locked up.
Friday: 10.2 miles through the Intervale. 2 laps of stride the straights, jog the curves.
Saturday: 10 miles on Tarbox.
Sunday: 16 miles with 11 at MP, which was about 6:35 pace today according to Garmin. It was reading 6:20 in the open areas which Will thought seemed realistic. Regardless, glad to get that in since a chest cold is settling in today.
I did not do a good job of lifting this week; have to find some time next week to at least get basic work in. I’m also racing the Downtown 10K next Sunday and hoping to break my streak of being 4th and actually land on the podium.
How was your week? Did Fall finally arrive where you are? What races are coming up for you?