This week I raced a 5k locally, however, it did not go so well. I know I can do better and I tossed and turned all night about how bad I ran. Stupid, I know. On the other hand, I had two quality runs earlier in the week and despite the heat, still got in 30mi for the week.
Sunday:7 miles averaging 8min pace. Started out slowly but the 2nd half was at about 7:30 pace.
Monday: 6.2 on path with C, averaging about 8:02/mile
Tuesday: 2.5mi at lunch, super hot, feeling awful
Wednesday: local 5k (7:22 pace) It was very hot and we missed the start, so I didn’t have time to let my legs “depressurize” felt so awful it was only a 4.5 mi day
Friday: 2x1mi at tempo with 4min jog recovery in between. 2 goals, keep them under 7min and have #2 be faster. 1st mile at 6:49, 2nd at 6:36. 5+mi day
Saturday: easy, hilly 4.5 mi run around the neighborhood
TOTAL: 30mi, thinking the PICS has something to do with the heat, because the earlier I run the less hot it is and the less pressure I get.
This is about how things are looking these days: