02-20 - [Monday] - PM: 12 miles. Was planning on more but alas the treadmill fuse tripped again at the Mill just as I hit 12. Was 2 miles into a progression run for the last 10 of the planned 20 miles. Ran the first 10 normal pace and then was about to jump into mile 3 of the progression when the fuse blew. Spring can't come soon enough. Good news is that I didn't have any calf/achilles issues.
Also found 4 coins in the only snowblown (is that a word?) section of the yard/driveway today with the new detector. There was about a 10 x 2 foot section of 'soft-enough' ground to putz around on with my new Makro Racer 2. I plucked 4 cents out of the grass in an area I have been over at least 100 times with my other machine. That is a great sign. I cannot wait for this snow to melt!!!
02-21 - [Tuesday] - PM: 8 miles.
02-22 - [Wednesday] - PM: 10 miles. Ad hoc workout. 2 miles then 5 miles @5:42 pace (28:30) then a mile at normal pace then 1 mile in 5:10 and then one mile cooldown. Felt like the 5 mile chunk wasn't really as beneficial as it should have been because it was a bit slower of a pace than I did last week so I threw another 5:10 mile in there after just to get the somewhat tired legs a workout. Not too bad for something random. I originally wanted to run that block of 5:42s for 10 miles but bailed halfway.
02-23 - [Thursday] - AM: 6 miles easy roads (solo). PM: 6 miles easy roads with Darin.
02-24 - [Friday] - PM: 8 miles. Pressed for time so I could only sneak in 8. Started easy and rolled up to 'marathon pace' by the end. 51:00.
02-25 - [Saturday] - PM: 10 miles roads with Darin. Beautiful out.
02-26- [Sunday] - PM: 20 miles (treadmill) 4 w/ up + 12 miles @ 5:49 + 4 c/down. 2:06:46. Not sure why I decided on 5:49s...but that's where I landed. Had 2 bad blisters by the end. First 6 or so seemed uncomfortable but then I started feeling better.
80 miles on 8 runs.