Monday: Dehydration plus our first 80 degree day = ugly 5 mile recovery run. Arms after.
Tuesday: 9.2 miles with 5 by 1 min hard, 1 min easy, 4 by 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds easy. Legs pretty tired.
Wednesday: 4.1 miles easy. Definitely starting to feel the grind of standing in clinic all day.
Thursday: Off day, prorated at 6 miles. Much needed.
Friday: 8.6 miles with 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds each progressively harder.
Saturday: 14 mile long run on the South County Trailway.
Sunday: 4 mile recovery run in Waveny Park with 4 striders.
Total Miles: 50.9
Good week of training despite having legs that are really exhausted from clinic all day. Psyched to get in two turnover workouts and a long run. The long run was definitely a highlight of the week. I recruited one of the residents who is a kindred spirit into joining me on the adventure and we headed over to New York to check out the bike path. Although it’s not the most picturesque scenery along the Sawmill, 40 car free miles is pretty incredible and we topped it off with epic brunch in Hastings-on-Hudson. We’re planning on heading back to check out the Old Croton Aquaduct trail as well, which is a dirt version of the trail we were on that traces the path that the water supply to New York City used to take.
Now that the Plattsburgh Half is upon us, there’s not much to do this week but sleep and run enough to keep my legs fresh. I’ll do one short turnover workout this week and keep the rest short and easy. As for goals, it’s hard to set a goal with my unconventional training methods this Spring, but I would like to be around 1:25 which is 6:30 pace. There are a few other Skechers people going (Skechers is the title sponsor for the race), so I’m hoping we can all work together towards a great team showing. As is my usual plan, I’ll try to run relaxed and smooth through 10 miles then pick it up if I feel great or hold it if I don’t.