"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twit (This Week in Training)

Monday: 4 in 33. Extreme pain in left hip.
Tuesday: 3.5 in 41 with 4xBrickyard Hill, first in record 3:44.
Wednesday: 4 in 32 with sprints (top speed 3:47/mile)
Thursday: 4.5 in 43 with 2 in 13:29, 9x100 in 15.5-17.5 (full recovery)
Friday: 0. Mowed the lawn.
Saturday: 4 in 36 with 8xMounds Hill (5 fast, sub 8 min./mile)
Sunday: 5 in 38 (3 in 22.5)

This training is messed up in several ways, but is starting to look familiar. Sunday was supposed to be twice as long, but I felt good and went out too fast; given a choice between faster and farther, I'll always go faster. Though the mileage has dropped to a third of what I did in April, the pace is 2 min./mile faster. I'm already making the mental shift from "long run=35 miles" to "long run=10 miles (if I'm lucky)."

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