In the past 4 days, I've run every day, for a total of 6 miles. The weather's good, I feel fine, I start off thinking "this is the day!" and after a mile, I feel overwhelming fatigue and have to stop. If anyone has an idea what's wrong, let me know. It's getting on my nerves.
Nic asked me if I'd coach him as he trains for a sub-3 marathon and sub-4 trail 50K. In a bunch of old files, I found this untried weekly plan to run a sub-3:
Monday: 9 miles hills (1400 feet of climb) in 90 minutes
Tuesday: 11 in 90 with 4-10x800m in 2:56 with 3 minute recoveries
Wednesday: 4 in 30-32
Thursday: 4 in 30-32
Friday: 4 in 30-32
Saturday: 12-13 in 90 with 7-10 @ marathon pace (48-68.5 minutes)
Sunday: 20-22 in 2:45-3:00 with 6-9 x 1 mile in 6:30 (1 mile recoveries)
Total: 65-67 miles in 8.5-9 hours
Looking at it with fresh eyes, the Sunday run looks like a killer after the Saturday run, but I think that was the idea, as it dealt with what gave me problems. The mileage looks surprisingly reasonable, but that's because there's three very easy days to make up for 4 tough ones in a row. If I were in that kind of shape, I might give it a try.