Monday Aug 29, 6 Miles, 404′ 53:57
Exhausted post-work grind on a usual neighborhood loop. Sunday’s Marathon Pace Tempo really did a number on my system, leaving me basically useless for the remainder of the day, and even running easy on Monday it was still obvious that my body hadn’t had the proper time to sort itself back out.
Tuesday Aug 30, 6.1 Miles, 459′ 48:37
Feeling a lot more spry today. May have been the early morning start (as they’re usually my best efforts) or more likely the increased recovery. Added an extra 10th of pure running to make it back to a meeting on time (rather than walking it in as a cool-down).
PM 4 Miles, 312′ 31:59
Kittatinny State Park with Steve, Stat and Zack from the Salt Shakers group. Tried to keep things as non-aggressive as possible due to the moderate amount of funk still hanging out in my legs This led to the group slowly pulling away from me during the last mile as I tried to keep my HR under 150.
Wednesday Aug 31, 1.5 Miles 138’14:21
Early morning Shakeout — Legs have been feeling crappy all week, combined with actually having to commute into the office led to a particularly short day.
Thursday Sept 1, 8 Miles 768′ 1h7m
Ascending HR run, still trying to stay under 155 (151 avg HR). Utilized the downhills for HR recovery which kept the average pretty low, but the final climb into my apartment is so steep that without actually hammering the last 1/2 mile it will inevitably sink the average pace for the day.
PM 10 Miles, 734′ 1h19m
Double BSL with Mark then Dave. Last few miles felt unusually good, and was one of the fleeting moments where I entered the space wherein time stops, and nothing matters but the rhythm of your breath, feet and heart.
Friday Sept 2, 1.5 Miles, 148′ 13:50
Another light shakeout.
Saturday Sept 3, 18.2 Miles, 1480′ 2h34m
Scouting run with Steve and Zach through Allamuchy and Kittatinny. First time I’ve ever run my usual Allamuchy trails in reverse as we were scouting to determine the viability of a course I’ve dreamt up. Overall the legs felt good, and even found the opportunity to slide back into the flow state for the final 5 or 6 miles, which is unusual.. typically if I get there once a week that’s a great week, but this week I’ve found myself entirely lost within my run twice, and frankly couldn’t be happier about it.
1.8 Miles — cool down 16:52
Drop the bottle, lose the shirt, kick-start the ultra-shuffle.
Sunday Sept 4, 10 Miles 302′ 1h35m
Total jog/slogfest. Nothing particular was bad, but absolutely nothing in my body was feeling good either. Lack of sleep and general malaise.
Totals:67.6 Miles, 4787’9h36m