Me at USATF-NE last weekend, that is my college coach and former boss, also one of my groomsmen Gary Gardner on the infield. Also notice the dude behind me barefoot! I like me some barefoot running but not on a mondo track surface that will peal some skin right off. Photo by Leslie Whiting PoitrasMonday 7AM bikram yoga-90mins
9AM 10.1 solo, 1:04:20 on roads.
2PM road 4 solo, 26:25
3:45PM drills, strides and massage with Anna
Tuesday 8AM 3 warm up with Uta, half mile more solo, drills, stides, 3 mile rolling tempo run 15:17 (5:02, 5:05, 5:10), 2mins recovery with drills- 10x30 second hills focus on form and power. 3+ cool down after run 6x10 weighted lunges starting at 45lbs up to 95lbs.
5PM road 4 solo, 28:25
Wednesday 7AM bikram yoga-90mins
9AM road 16.1 solo, stopped for drills because of coordination at about 13 miles, 1:43:15
Thursday 8AM 3.1 warm up, drills- about 12mins worth, strides, 6x mile on road. Lightly rolling point to point stretch, more up on even reps, 3mins recovery with 3 to 4 drills in each recovery. 4:59, 5:04, 4:54, 5:02, 4:54, 5:03, 2.3 cool down, 16:00, after run 6x6 deadlifts starting at 135lbs up to 185lbs.
Friday 7AM bikram yoga-90mins
9AM road 10.1 mile with Uta, 1:07:13
5PM road 4 solo, 28:25
Saturday 9AM road 4 with Uta, who was tired from yesterday and watching over her Mom and I all week, 29:51
11AM massage and treatment with Brad
3PM at North Andover Track, 3 warm up, full drill set about 15mins, 30x100m focus on relaxation, felt great- average 15.3 but felt controlled and easy, jog back recoveries then a 200 in 30.7 just to hold the pace a bit longer, again felt smooth and great. 200 jog then a mile cool down- short on time.
Sunday 8AM 2.7 warm up,20:23, drills about 15mins worth, 19.1 mile fundamental tempo run, 1:49:34 about 5:44 pace, felt great but had to stop for drills because of coordination just after 8 miles and just after 15miles. ran 6:10 for the 9th mile with drills but really rolling in the closing miles and ran 5:47 for the 16th mile with the drills.
Summary 109 miles for week, first 100 plus mile week of 2017. Two good hard sessions and two good moderate sessions. I'm thrilled with the progression of the form in terms of how I feel at speed. I have maybe never felt as good running 15 second hundreds as I did Saturday. Keep in mind my all time 400m PB is 58.8 (14.7 per 100m). I continued to feel just amazingly easy on the fundamental tempo today. But and it is really a BUT!!! As easy as it felt I started to come apart form wise after 5 or 6 miles and I started to feel the coordination going so I did the 3 hop exchange. The nice thing is that is like starting over in 20 seconds and I then get right back in the game without letting the heart rate drop and so I can do workouts like this. Actually if I find I go about the same distance at marathon pace 7 to 9 miles without loosing coordination I might even consider doing a marathon and just excepting that I'll be giving away a minute or two doing drills three times during the race. Not ideal but if your in 2:15 shape a minute or two back isn't really all that different. Still my hope is that with the continued drill work, all told I did over an hour of drills this week, and strength work I will get stronger and be able to hold the form for longer and longer and perhaps finally put the coordination problems to bed.