I finished out week 5 (part 2) fairly strong. Flat out exhausted by Saturday, but that was in part due to some interrupted sleep earlier in the week, and early to bed on Saturday night cured it. I’m such a party animal these days.
I’m still running my easy runs too fast overall–actually closer to my Long run pace. That’s catching up with me, fatigue-wise. I was a bit short on the mileage for this week-I ran 2.87 on Wednesday (the off day) to support Super David on his surgery day. No sleep on Wednesday night (or only about 3 hours) resulted in a rest day on Thursday.
Totally fine with that!
Now the big stuff comes. Week 6. My mileage jumps from 27.87 to 39 this week. Yikes!
I hit my 4 miles this morning fairly easily–the new shoes may have had something to do with it, but the first two miles were not that bad. The second half was not as good as the first, but it’s getting better.
The first speedwork day is tomorrow. 12×400 with 400 recovery. 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down. That’s 8 miles, people. On a Tuesday morning. It’s going to be an early one. Hopefully I won’t pass out on the track. Thursday’s joy is the first tempo run-5 miles at marathon pace. I’m really nervous about both of these. Speed is not something that I have really worked on before-I’ve always been concerned with covering the distance. I know I can cover the distance, now it’s time to step out of the comfort zone and see if I can do it a little faster.