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

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I have fast friends

Their reports aren't posted yet, but Sea Legs Girl won her inaugural 100 mile race and Steve in a Speedo won his first duathlon.

My week was full of fluids. Besides snow and rain. There was blood, mucus, pus and other delights. I'll save you the details.

My first week of recovery from the failed 50K and switching to 1 Mile went as follows:

Monday (64 degrees) 3 miles in 23.5
Tuesday (64 degrees) 6 in 51 with 3x1200 in 5:13, 5:10, 5:00 - 400m (2:20). Very slight wheeze in third rep.
Wednesday (37 degrees, blowing snow) 3 in 23.5
Thursday (41 degrees) 6 in 53.5
Friday (30 degrees, rain and snow) 0
Saturday (48 degrees. Overdressed - full sweatsuit) 6 in 51.5 with 1200 in 4:33, 400 in 75 (downhill, with wind and probably short), 400 in 87 (uphill, against wind).
Sunday (42 degrees) 9 in 81 with 8x100 in 20.5-100(55sec); last 2 in 15:02.

That puts me in 5:50-6:00 shape for 1 mile. I need to be about a minute faster before I race and I'm not sure I have it in me any more.


Alene Gone Bad said...

Did you become a nurse? Just wondered with all those fluids.

Robyn said...

It's been Body Fluid Week at our house too. Hopefully it's over for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered running another 50k, since the first one was aborted due to illness?