I am so grateful to the BAA for inviting the runners who did not cross the finish line last year to run again. I am also grateful I got to use my previous qualifying time.
OH! And the quickest of workout recaps-
My mileage has been low- but each run has been better than the last.
Last week I ran 6,7,6 and 17.5 for a total of 36.5 miles. I also road the arc trainer for periods of 1 hr, 2 hrs, and 1 hr for a total of 4 hours of cross training.
Monday- 6 miles outside extremely sluggish (but not shamefully so)- 51 minutes
Tuesday- 6 miles outside progression- 8:50, 8:30, 8:18, 8:10, 7:58, 7:23. Not as fast as I would like, but you can never beat negative splits!
Wednesday- 2 hours arc trainer, cardio setting, level 10
Thursday- 7 miles, treadmill, 8:34 pace
Friday and Saturday- up in the air. One of the days will be rest, the other will be 9-10 miles. Depends on schedule, etc.s
Sunday- PADDY’s 5 MILER! I plan on racing at full effort- we shall see if I embarrass myself or not. A few weeks ago I would have felt pretty confident that I could sustain a 6:4X pace, now not as much.
Next week- planned mileage will be about 45-50 miles. Back at it!