The bad/so-so stuff:
- I ran a disappointing tempo run (10/23). I only made it through 5 miles (I was planning to do 8).
- I visited family in Georgia and did a long run on the world’s most ridiculous treadmill (12 miles with it shutting off approximately every 2 miles – I have no idea what my final overall pace was).
- I ran 3 miles on a different ridiculous treadmill that is probably older than I am.
The good stuff:
- I had a great progressive run on Tuesday that went something like this: 8:44, 8:22, 8:13, 8:01, 7:52, 7:52, 7:38, 6:56 (1/2 mile at the last pace) – 7.47 miles total
- I added 20 pounds to my squats this week (10 to my cleans and 2 reps per set to my deadlifts) and felt GOOD! Lots of room for increases on my three big lifts!
- Today, I ran 8 x .5 repeats (90 seconds rest) with the following paces: 7:06, 7:03, 6:59, 7:06, 7:05, 6:54, 6:50, 7:01. The total workout was just over 6 miles. It’s a killer, but it feels great to have it done.
Now, the million (or 60 since that’s how much my race fee will be) dollar question: what should I do for my last long run on Saturday? The race is on the 9th. Tapering has never been my friend. My ideas so far are a 10 mile pace run (a huge confidence booster if I can do it, but killer if I can’t) or a 13 mile run with several miles at pace at the end.
Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated!
I go next week to find out if all my diligent healthy eating is having a positive effect on my body composition. Fingers crossed that it is working. I am going to be VERY annoyed if it isn’t (and likely eat an entire batch of cookie dough).