No motivation to post blogs lately, so just the boring facts here. I think I’m getting slower.
Saturday 6/16: The Porter/Lamar/Barton Hills loop, raining hard. The loop goes across the Pflug ped bridge and around the north side of the trail, but I wanted to add some extra miles so I went down to congress and around. Even with the rain was eery how empty the trail was. Hills in Barton are pretty tough, and at one point i was running with Alex and Ty and they stopped off to do a couple of wilke repeats. Huh? Whatever. Barton Skyway back up to Lamar is no picnic, but all in all it was a quick 12.5 miles in 1h30m. Interesting that my long run pace is basically what I ran at the 2006 3M half (1:34 for 13.1). Didn’t run Sunday so the week ended with 47 miles.
Monday 6/18: Firecracker on the trail. Ended with two tough 6.09 and 6.19 miles. Was just hanging on at the end. After jumping in Barton Springs I ran another three miles with Fletcher and that was very difficult. Legs were liquid lead and I was seeing dancing lights after a couple of miles but managed to make it home ok.
Tuesday 6/19: Wilke times 10 plus 3 up and 3 back and took the long run from RunTex and back. Felt strong on the hill but the run back was a slow death to the two-hour ordeal.
Wednesday 6/20: “Easy” seven on TLT: 8.28 7.36 7.48 ?(22.03/3)? 7.06. Turned out too hard.
Thursday 6/21: 6×1000 + 4×200 @ AHS. 3.39, 3.40, 3.39, 3.39, 3.29, 3.21. I paced most of them trying to learn how to, well, pace myself. Not too difficult, felt pretty smooth. Last one I locked up a bit at the last 50 meters.
Saturday 6/23: Mt. Bonnell. 14 miles at 1h37m. Start at 8.05, 7.59 on the trail, someone said we were averaging around 7.45 on the way up the Mount and 6.50 on the way back, then hammered the last three in 6.22, 6.23, 6.26. I’d like to revsere those splits obviously.
52 miles for the week and I gained three pounds somehow. No wonder I’m getting slower.