After a week of training, I find myself in about 6:30 mile shape (if that doesn't mean anything, it's maybe 3:45 marathon shape) and a little perturbed at just how out of shape I am. So, I went back to my records and, in January and February, when I last ran a bit, I started in about 6:24 shape, had a good week, two bad weeks, a good week, two bad weeks, a good week where I was in about 6:16 shape... and then sprained my ankle, was out for 6 weeks, then started having allergy and asthma problems.
So nothing's changed, except I'm wearing less clothing now that it's summer.
And my main competition in my age class just ran a 15K in 52:07, which is about 4:40-4:45 mile shape.
5 days ago