As far as rest/recovery weeks go, the last seven days were satisfying. With Monday off, I managed to keep my running reigned in for the next four days. I think an honest litmus test is the fact that I’m now extremely eager to resume the training, a comforting (and all too often rare) feeling passing through the half way point of the marathon program.
We were off to
With no time for a real warm-up, we started into the first interval. Within the first few strides, I knew I was running too quickly and really struggled to slow down. The feeling was butter… incredible. I quickly gapped Aseed, and was surprised to find myself running stride for stride with Ian up the only incline. Upon finishing the 1100m loop, I was stunned to see my time of , 15” faster than what I had expected.
On April 8th, I ran 4x Donwood with the laps passing in: , , and .
This time around, they were drastically different: , , , , and .
This week is going to be busy, what with Ally out of town until Saturday evening; I don’t know if I should feel more sorry for Isla or me. Currently, and it’s only , she went down without a peep. To make the next few days that much more entertaining, this week is supposed to see my second highest volume in preparation for RVM. Wish me luck.
Thursday: easy 43:41
Friday: steady 54:55
Saturday: w/ 6x Donwood (2.5’) 5kP
Sunday: quite strong/undulating
Weekly mileage: 5h21’39”, +/- 75k or 47 miles