Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hectic Week

Unusual for me, but I haven't even logged into the running blogs this week.  I've got some catching up to do in that regard.  Work has been all consuming lately, and to be honest, for the first time in a long time, I didn't spend much if any time even thinking about running.

I managed to get in a few runs, but it hasn't been easy - a bad storm forced me to miss my Tuesday run all together, and work forced me to skip Friday.  I can't recall the last time I missed a day of running that wasn't injury related, so to have two in one week was an unpleasant surprise.  

Wednesday I ran 7-miles, 5-miles on Thursday, and I did manage a decent threshold workout today (Saturday).  Today's session was 2k-2k-1k w/ 2-minute breaks.  The times came in at 7:02 (5:39 pace), 6:58 (5:36 pace), and 3:28 (5:34 pace)  Not bad really - the first one felt very comfortable and the second one was hard.  (the 3rd one probably should have been longer.  Just not enough time to get into it, but w/ my difficult/stressful week at work that has left me feeling drained almost every day, I didn't want to push it too much)


Mon, 3/2:  Off day (scheduled)

Tues, 3/3:  AM:  Lifting (Upper-A, abs)  stretching rolling
PM:  Off (unscheduled - weather)

Wed, 3/4:  7-miles @ 6:55 pace

Thurs, 3/5: 5-miles @ 6:56 pace, Appointment w/ CMT

Fri, 3/6:  Off (unscheduled - work)

Sat, 3/7:  5-miles, including 2 x 2k, 1k w/ 2-min breaks (7:02, 6:58, 3:28)


Ewen said...

It's always a pain when work gets in the way of running.

Pretty good 2/2/1 session. 3:30/k is strong running - esp for a middle distance bloke.

Mike said...

Thanks Ewen - yeah it's not too bad for these threshold type workouts compared to where I was in October.

My goal is to build as much strength as I can in March and April, and then hit the speed in May and June w/ the sharpening in July.

If I keep chipping away at it, it should pay dividends down the line - at least that's the goal!