Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Last week was a tough training week. On Tuesday, I did 5 x 1200m and progressed each lap, hitting 74, 73, 72 for 3:39 on each one. The thing that has been building my confidence in doing these workouts is that there are only a few days between them. On Thursday, Conrad and I met in a cold rain to do a 5 mile progression. Conditions were absolutely miserable, and we were delighted that both of us showed up to make it less miserable...or at least be miserable together. I wanted to start out comfortably around 5:20 pace and progress to 5:00 pace, and we did nearly just that, hitting 25:55 total time. On Saturday, I did 8 x 800m before heading up to NJ with Beth for my cousin's wedding. I had just enough time to squeeze in a 2nd run on the treadmill at the hotel before the wedding. I ran on the treadmill and clipped along at 6:15 pace, then got ready. Then Beth and I danced at the wedding. Sunday, I got up as early as I could to get a nice 2 hour long run in NJ-to get back in time for brunch. I was exhausted after the weekend, to say the least. I don't know how I do it sometimes.
I saw Terrel on Monday-our last couple of sessions have been breakthroughs for my body and mind. I have begun to learn how to access the parasympathetic state, which is allowing my body to receive the massage and no longer resist it. I am experiencing much more effectiveness from it this way, and my body feels more whole from the work. There are muscles that are extremely tight, and others more loose. With continuous work eventually I think all those muscles can become more loose, and I will feel as close to perfect as a runner can feel. That is what I feel I am achieving-near perfection of the body. To get every single little piece, the details, all together is what enables a runner to run completely up to that line, and push towards limits.
Below is my training from 12/14-12/20.
Tuesday: 5 x 1200m w/ 400m jog between: 3:39, 3:39, 3:39, 3:39, 3:39
Wednesday: AM: 15 miles/PM: 6 miles
Thursday: AM: 5 mile progression with Conrad: 25:55: splits 5;17, 5:14, 5:13, 5:06, 5:03
PM: 4 miles
Friday: Drills + 3 x 300m sprints @ 95% (48 seconds each)
Saturday: AM: 8 x 800m w/ 400m jog between: 2:28, 2:25, 2:24, 2:23, 2:23, 2:23, 2:23, 2:22
PM: 7 miles
Sunday: 18 miles
Total: 96 Miles