The weekend running (16 miles + 5 miles) went well thanks to the extremely mild temps we are having. 60's in August!?!? I would have said you were lying if I hadn't been out there myself. Although I don't enjoy sweaters in August it's awesome for training. Definitely spoiled this weekend :)
This week I've had to do some more re-arrangement of the running schedule thanks to the work travel schedule. Old news I know. Monday I was not feeling any sort of speed; my legs were tired from the long weekend! Pftiz called for 10 miles with 5 x 1000 meters (to be done at my 5K pace which for me and this training is 7:55 - 8:05). Weeeellllllll... I kind of didn't convert meters to miles properly and ran the intervals a little long. After the 3rd interval I thought I had nearly reached my puke threshold and really considered stopping there. But I made it through all 5! And did them all between a 7:50 - 7:55 pace! Not sure how I did it but I did. The workout kicked my ass but felt amazing at the same time. Today I had big plans to run 12 miles before my flight. But thanks to sleeping in and my flight leaving earlier than I originally though I settled for 5 recovery miles. My left shin is really bothering me and I'm not feeling the treadmill in Birmingham so Weds is a cross-training day and back at it Thursday in Chicago.