A milestone week for me, first 70+ mile week ever!
Monday- 2 mile walk with David
Pilates Abs DVD plus a few light arm exercises (bicep curls, tricep curls)
Tuesday- Easy 6 mile recovery run at N Chagrin 9:20 pace
Wednesday- 10 miler with 4*1200 at 5K pace. Warmed up 39 minutes with Salty then got to work.
Did an approximately 1200 meter loop in the flats, might have been a hair long. 4 repeats with 2:30 jogs in between
4:55, 4:44, 4:45, and 4:48
15 minute cool down. Was probably a hair shy of 10 miles.
The 4th repeat hurt. Got a side stitch at the end of the third and couldn't quite shake it on the fourth. These were slightly slower than I had hoped for but considering it was on a road loop with a bit of wind and a slight incline on the second half I'll take it.
Thursday- My "comb" 15 miler that was probably closer to 16. Pace: ~8:00
Friday- 10 regular old miles. Warmed up 26 minutes then ran 6 miles with Bridget and added another 10 minutes to ensure I hit 9 miles, misjudged pace and went more like 10. Pace: ~9:00
Saturday- Tooled around taking photos at St. Malachi and did about 30 minutes running around the course, then did an hour with some SERC peeps on Godale's "movie" route. About 9-9.5 miles ~ 9:30 pace
Sunday- 19 miles at a comfortable 8:50 pace
My legs feel surprisingly good. No tweaks other than a bit of a sore hip/outer thigh, completely from road rash, so far no bruising, only a little tender when running downhill or when accidentally brushing against something. Don't get me wrong, I'm sore, but it is the kind of sore that makes you feel like you worked hard, not the kind of sore you get from being overworked.
I need to either start running known mileage courses, stop worrying about total mileage, or get a Garmin. I had a really hard time this week gauging pace on some of my runs and as a result went too far thinking I was running slower than what I was actually going. Thankfully the few extra miles don't seem to have done me any harm and I am pumped up for next week!