Me finishing at last weekends USATF-NE 5 mile Championship
After the race last weekend, which was pretty humid, my legs were just junk for a few days. I wan't sore and I felt find walking around but when I would run my legs felt crushed and I felt very heavy and with no power. I was also feeling really dehydrated overall. I had my last two days of school on Monday and Tuesday and then my summer vacation started. I didn't get hired for summer school so I'll at least be getting some quality recovery in.
Monday PM road 6 in 42:55
Tuesday PM road 8, 56:44, surprised to still feel this flat.
Wednesday Noon road and trail 10, pretty hot and humid, 1:09:06. Felt pretty shitty but a shade better then the last two days so I decided on an easy day for tomorrow and to try 100's on Friday.
Thursday 5PM 8 miles in 52:53, I didn't feel good but I didn't feel like complete crap so a good step in the right direction
Friday Noon stupid humid. I had been out in the AM and it was humid but didn't feel too bad. As I was getting ready to run I checked the temp and it was like 82 or so and I thought nice it hasn't really warmed up this will be great. I knew I was wrong the moment I opened the door. It was intense. 4 mile warm up to the track in 29:13 then drills, 20x100m at an average of 16.0 with very slow 100 jog recoveries, covered 4k, then 4 mile cool down in 27:38. It was so hot that I actually drank out of a discarded water bottle at the track because I wasn't sure I would make it the 4 miles back to the house without some water.
Saturday AM 8 miles around Phillips fields and track mostly with Melissa. I did her warm up, jogged around while she did drills and strides, then paced her 4 mile tempo run in 26:00 then jogged during her 4 minute recovery and paced her on a 2:49 800 going 93/76. Then an easy cool down with her. It rained pretty hard at times but the cooler water felt very nice.
Sunday AM humidity had blown out and ran pretty early on the very shaded Chelmsford rail trail. 3 mile warm up with Melissa and Uta, 23:10, drills and strides, 2x2 miles with 3mins of drills for the recovery and a few drills right after. 10:26 (5:20/5:06), 10:26 (5:18/5:08). Felt pretty good but my legs were suprisingly heavy on the second rep. I have the engine but the body is very unfit. 3 mile cool down with Melissa, Uta and we quickly picked up Kara Haas, in 23:40
Summary 61 miles and a couple of light workouts a nice step in the right direction.
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