I feel the anxiety of a big show coming up on Saturday, so running will be an important distraction! I should be able to get 40+ the next five days. If interested, check out my band.
Monday: 9 miles - Ryan Park trails with Dan. Completely clear trails now, and pretty fast conditions - just some muddy spots. I thought today was going to be in the high 40's and didn't pack appropriately for the dropping temps and stiff breeze. At least I had my non running hat and gloves with me, so I was okay. We had a solid run, each taking turns leading. The highlight was Dan almost stepping on a woodcock - it was really close! I felt funny trying to explain what a woodcock was and it's unique mating behavior to someone who doesn't know anything about birds. Total time: 66:27.
Tuesday: 9 miles - Saunderstown roads with Dan. The plan was an easy run and we executed it for once. Quiet roads, 3 hills (including the Gilbert Stuart monster), and even a short trail exploration of new state land. Total time: 70:09.
Wednesday: 9 miles - (1xmile/1x800 w/.5 recovery)x2 Workout on Quonset Bike Path with Calf Pasture Point warm up and cool down. Third week in a row to get some speed work in, and it was a good one today. I thought about doing a 3xmile, but the layout of the bike path would make the middle mile have an awkward turnaround so I opted for the mile/800 double. I guessed I would be about 6:00/2:55 and was pretty right on: 6:01/2:52 5:59/2:54 - total time: 66 minutes. The first mile felt long, and I was nervous running it. The 800's and the 2nd mile felt really good. One thing I'm noticing is how quickly my body recovers after each sprint. Maybe I'm not getting faster, but I'm getting stronger. Question about warm up/cool downs - what is recommended? Usually mine are equidistant (2+ miles each), but today I went long on the warm up (3.5 miles) and short on the cool down (1 mile) and liked it better.
Thursday: 5 miles - Ryan Park trails with Dan. Horrible run. I had a very stressful day at work and felt like I was getting sick, but I wanted to get in a short run. I could tell right away this wasn't a great idea, and I let Dan go on ahead.
Friday: 0 - sick - tried to take it easy for my show tomorrow night. Chills, muscle aches, and fever during the afternoon and night.
Saturday: 0 - resting during the day, and hope to feel okay at night during the show.
Sunday: 0 - still sick - this is one nasty virus!
Overall: The week started nicely and I thought that I might get in 50+ miles, but then I caught the office virus. As of Monday night, I haven't started my nightly chills and low fever, so maybe I'm making progress. Running will hopefully resume soon. At least the show on Saturday went well, and I was excited to still be able to sing this song.
Weekly Total: 32 miles
Last Week: 40 miles
Year to Date: 399 miles