Almost the same mileage as last week and mostly base pace running..... I just recently got back up to 30+ miles at all so easy does it. It was not a 'trivial' week but I did ok. Monday was a rest day and Tues included 2xdrills, (high knees, butt kicks)
Wednesday I did some hill repeats of 3x.25miles @ 8:40 pace..on about a 4% grade...those were tough:
Sunday I did my bay trail 10 mile loop again and took it slow..by the end of the week I was feeling a bit tired. But the last two miles I pushed hard and felt really good:
The drop in YPB efficiency with miles is not good...shows I have a ways to go..which is as expected.
My Eugene buildup records start at 15 weeks out (I was taking it easy after CIM before that) and from next week on I'll be comparing on my relative fitness metrics week by week.
We should see the line on this graph get lower and the slope as the weeks go by. The 9Min pace HR intercept should go down to 127-128 from the current 131.7. We'll see.
I would like to push harder than ever on this peaking cycle and pull ahead of previous fitness levels..the amounts I need and can expect will be small, but hopefully I can tease it out of my 57 year old bones.
The weird sore feeling in the muscle just inside my left shin bone is still there when I foam roller after running....still doesn't bother me at all when running...very bizzare. But it is holding steady or getting better after quite a hard buildup so I'm still not worried...yet.
The Chi - style running is still working well...no triggers in calfs..they are working a lot less. My glutes and hip flexors are more sore than usual though. Rollering after running helps a lot.