General Reflections: This past week started off strong but had a disappointing finish.
- Monday: 10 easy miles
- Tuesday: 12 (hot) miles. Some 800 and 400 track intervals
- Wednesday: 8 easy miles
- Thursday: 12 mile fartlek, then 3 easy miles later that evening.
- Friday: 8.6 trail miles
- Saturday: 21 miles, half on trails.
- Sunday: 6 recovery miles
Weekly Totals: 81.4 miles. 4,587 ft elevation gain
Favorite Workout: My Thursday and Friday runs.
Thursday I had a fartlek run (strava info), rotating between 2 minutes of fast running and 2 minutes of easy running for the first part. I finished the run with 3 fast miles, with 0.5 miles of recover between each one. My times for those fast miles were 5:35, 5:45, 5:40, and I was very happy with those miles especially because I had just run 8 miles of fartlek right before them.
Biggest Issues: Saturday’s long run was pretty good. My knees were really sore after it but I was able to finish without issue. The problem was, that night I wound up eating a ton of junk food. I used the calories I burned from the long run to convince myself it was ok, but I went way overboard (for the day I went over 5,000 calories including a carton of ice cream…). I also was up late that night because of the Mayweather – McGregor fight, which led to more eating. But, excuses excuses. I messed up.
On Sunday I was feeling sluggish and could only manage 6 recovery miles. So my eating mistake on Saturday cost me a decent run and left me feeling lousy all Sunday. I’ll probably take it very easy today (Monday) also.
Lesson: Having cheat days and overeating occasionally is not a big deal but going overboard can potentially cost you a couple workouts. So even when giving in to temptation, be careful.
Next Week: I’ll be in Los Angeles most of next week, so I’ll hopefully get a ton of mileage in with new scenery.