A good solid week of 44 miles with 5x10s hill sprints on Tuesday, 4x800s on the track on Wednesday, a couple of miles at MP on Thursday and 4 miles at sub-8:30 pace on Friday.
Sunday's 18 miler was a 'gradual speedup' run, starting at slow base pace and finishing
the last couple of miles at marathon pace.
I have flipped back to 4 days of running during the week and then bracketing my long run with rest days...this seems to be better for for me. I used to swear by doing 'sandwich' runs on Sat / Sun but the long runs become quite difficult sometimes if I hit Saturday's run too hard.
And there is nothing that can influence your confidence like a good/bad long run!
I'm already in the middle of week 7, first 20 miler (of hopefully 3 total) happens this weekend.....wrap up this Sunday.
Your numbers look good, hope the positive runs keep flowing!ReplyDelete
I have never been so cold after a race - ever - as I have been post-CIM this year. WTH, California?!?!?!
You're so right - running is a big confidence game! I've found that it's hard to build it up but just one bad run can tear it all down so easily.ReplyDelete