This week was another heavy mileage/intensity one. On Monday I start tapering for my half in 2 weeks.
Since my half I have been having a cold, on and off. I've also been feeling super tired. I've read about this on other blogs, so I think something is going around. My workouts have been going well, however. Work,on the other hand, was a drag for a few days in there. In good news, today I am feeling like myself again, so maybe I won the bug war. Will see.
Monday I had to run on the treadmill because we got snow and then rain again, and I really wanted to hit my interval paces. I suck at running on the treadmill. It was so hard to hold a pace I have no problem holding on the road. I even had to hold onto the rails a couple of times. I was pissed. I ended up adding 4X400meters @ 6 pace at the end, just to make up for that. My legs did not like that, and I was sore the next day.
On Thursday I ran 13.5 miles, with a 5k @ 19:50 at the end. Yes, I can run a sub 20 5K in training, but am yet to run one in a race! It felt pretty good, actually, but it was on a flat to slightly downhill (I think) terrain.
Today I had 2X 4 miles @ HM pace. I ended up running 1 mile easy, 3.25 @ 6:50, than .75 @ 7:50 to the race site, then the race (I only had time to pee, so little rest) 4.75 @ 6:46. The 5 miles home easy on the hilly route sucked big time. I am super happy with this effort. I ran the race 6 seconds slower than my PR, but given a hard effort before it, I think I did well. We had lots of people today, since it was a relatively warm day. However, we also had lots of dogs. I started laughing at some point as one little dog literally climbed up a runner, and would not get away from him, while the owner was obliviously talking to someone. I did not laugh when I had to literally jump over another dog while the owner started yelling that I should run on the track. Seriously?! Lets just say that she got a $%%%%&*& from me and from other runners!
I am still biking and swimming a bunch (biking more than swimming, though my swimming has definitely improved a lot. It just that swimming is a little....boring, but so good for my mind, I think!)
I have 2 more weeks before my running season sadly ends, and I switch gears to more biking and swimming. I'll probably start biking 5 times a week for a bit and do all my hard runs off the bike. I will also have to switch gears mentally. Running is going well, so of course I want to run more... The tri training will be a nice change, though, and I will be back to mostly running in the summer, when I'll train for a fall marathon! Now if I could stop being nervous about riding my tri bike outdoors....
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