Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week 7 - February 12 - February 18

Valentines Day w/ my girls...

Week of February 12 - February 18

02-12 - [Monday] PM: 10 miles (69:48)(mill). Sick.
02-13 - [Tuesday] - PM: 10 miles (66:40)(mill). Sick.
02-14 - [Wednesday] PM: 10 miles (75:00)(mill). Feel awful. Head cold or scurvy or SARS or some sh*t.
02-15 - [Thursday] - PM: 10 miles (76:15)(roads) with Darin. Good to get outside.
02-16 - [Friday] - PM: 10 miles (77:00)(roads) with Darin again.
02-17 - [Saturday] - PM: 10 miles (69:48)(mill) after napping and laying around all day.
02-18 - [Sunday] - PM: 20 miles (2:19:33)(mill) at the last minute... The struggle is real...

80 miles for the week on 7 runs.

Talk about 80 the hard way. I felt like even more crap piled into that tiny bag than last week.  The last few days were pretty miserable with being dead tired and having ongoing headaches and just feeling like balls throughout the day.  I only ran one run each day this week and that came back to bite me in the arse by Sunday as around 4:00 pm or so I realized I still needed 20 to get 80.  I reluctantly got my 80 miles in but it was brutal. I did it without caring about making it effective. Just set the treadmill on 8.6mph, 0 % grade, and stared straight ahead for 2+ hrs and tried to not contemplate offing myself.  I probably did more damage than anything else... we'll see how I feel in the morning.

This makes 7 straight weeks of 80+ miles (which I've never done) and 11 straight weeks of over 70.  I'm still actually behind my 2015 pace for mileage but by May of that year, I was out w/ injury... so I'm not really trying to be ahead of that total per se.  I'm just trying to get my 11+ per day average (to try to land at 4k for the year). I know I probably just cursed myself with admitting that goal publicly... I think doing basically NO fast workouts or quality runs is preventing injury (which is good) but it's also making me just feel like a slow distance runner.  This week was all about getting in my miles while not completely falling apart physically. I guess mission accomplished. Hopefully I feel better this coming week.

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