So. What did we have going on this week?
- Saturday: the GWB run. Not as long as I would have liked (I ran out of time, in my haste to catch my bus to DC). Not as hard as I would have liked, since I didn't know what I was up against. Rolling hills. 6.8m.
- Sunday: Slept in. Also did not run on Monday.
- Tuesday: This was a mess-up. I had a 5m hill workout planned and a spin class, but it got truncated to 3m hill + spinning. The run and the spin class in immediate succession were too much. I wonder if I should have not shortened my run and foregone the spin class. I'm okay if I do one in the morning, one in the evening, but going back-to-back, I could tell that I had two mediocre workouts, to a detrimental effect, instead of one strong one.
- Wednesday: 5m with the Lululemon people again, sort of - I was pretty much running alone. Yet again I was the weakest link, even though I was running hard (for me). Possibly too hard, since Tuesday felt like a hard day. Lower loop of Central Park, twice.
- Thursday: Nice, easy 4.5m along Hudson River - but on legs that felt deader than they deserved to.
- Friday: Rest for Scotland Run 10k tomorrow. I have no predictions for that. If I use my half time, McMillan spits out 1:06. If I use my 10m time, McMillan spits out 1:03. My last 10k was 1:05:28 in December, and I feel like I've improved since then. We'll see. Reasons why I might be slow tomorrow: There will be crowds. The race is capped at 10k runners, and even though they haven't met their cap yet, last year my corral at the start was ~.4m from the start. Reasons why I might be okay tomorrow: There will be bagpipers.
So what did I learn this week? I think I have to put more care into what workouts I do when. That sounds silly, since my mileage for this week (at a whopping 18m) was not exactly high. Still, I could tell I pushed it in the middle of the week, and moving the hill/spin combo away from the harder Lululemon run may have helped me feel better.