M, early 40s, 5'8, 130s
Old PRs (from my 20s): 4:46, 16:30s, 34:20s, 2:44
Goal: (1) Build base (2) Early fall marathon, mainly to scare myself into building base (3) AG PRs
Running in Topo MT2s (new pair on roads, older pair on roads)
M AM 1:37 with 16k on the park loop in 1:09:01, plus 4 x short strides and 4 x hill sprints coming back / PM 17 shuffle
Nice and cool and felt pretty good cruising along. Had decent pop on the hill sprints, too. A little worked but not wrecked afterward.
T early AM 25 shuffle / mid AM 1:08 easy trails (Hill Loop)
Warmer, little tired but comfortable enough at an easy pace. Spotted some coyote scat and what looked like a bunch of spat out rabbit fur.
W AM 1:30 easy trails (Lake Loop) / PM 21 shuffle
Hot. Legs a little tired but didn’t really seem to get more tired as the run went on.
Th AM 52 LP with 4k fartlek strides plus 4 x hill sprints coming back
Hot again, allergies kicking in, too, but legs performed reasonably well.
F AM 2:17 easy trails (Sawmill Hills)
Somewhat cooler but pretty humid. Almost stepped on a garter snake. Longest run (by time) that I've done in years, and definitely felt like it toward the end, but felt pretty solid the whole way.
Sat early AM 21 shuffle / mid AM 1:01 downtown easy
Legs felt surprisingly unsore after yesterday. Driving back from dinner with my parents, we saw a dog running around in the road at a fairly busy spot on our little two-lane highway. At my wife's request I tried to catch it and get it out of the road. Did I mention the dog was a collie? You can guess who was herding who by the end, but nobody got hit, the dog got home, and my wife appreciated my efforts, so it was all good. Plus a little additional work on speed (ha) and agility (hahaha).
Sun early AM 17 shuffle, maybe similar again later on, maybe not, we'll see. Everything feels fine.
Total 10:06 (with a mix of 16k near MP, about 2k quick, 4:55 trails, 1:41 shuffle)
Feeling good about this week and how things have been going generally. Getting good volume in and feel like I'm building up and not breaking down, which is where I want to be at this point in the game.
Hope to get back with the appropriate congratulations and a few comments in a little while.