Monday – hilly run at Lutsen (9 miles)I guess I should be thankful that; 1) I can run a decent workout when I’m rested and 2) I am putting in some hard work.
Tuesday - OFF
Wednesday – 4 x 5 minutes at 10K pace
Saturday – 19 strong miles
Sunday – 8 x 8 second hill sprints (8 easy miles)
Monday – 4 x 1 mile at 10K pace
So it makes sense that I’m tired. It’s just that the workout called for 4 x 1 mile at 10K PACE. It didn’t say 10K EFFORT. The effort was there, the pace wasn’t. But I’m okay with that. I’m pretty sure I could hit all the workout times needed if I wanted to taper for every single workout – and then spend a day or two recovering. But I’m not training to run the most impressive 4 x 1 mile repeats. I’m training for a fall marathon. So I’ll forge on knowing that I’m putting in the work now for an October payoff.
Quote of the Day;
“Bite the bullet, old man, and don’t let them think you’re afraid.” – Rudyard Kipling