8 miles speed
*3 x (2 x 1200 in 5:18): 1st set (5:10, 5:05); 2nd set (5:04, 5:09); 3rd set (5:13, 5:16). Not great in terms of consistency but I did beat 5:18 on each interval.
MON: 7 speed — total fail. I think I eeked out 3 miserable mile repeats and called it a day. My legs were so tired.
TUE: 12 total — 8 tempo AM (ended up being a decent run) + 4 easy PM
WED: 7 easy
easy unplanned rest day
FRI: 20 long — very happy about this run!
SAT: 4 easy
So 50 miles for the week. I wanted to do more but my legs would not cooperate. I was going to force the easy run on Thursday but I’m glad I didn’t. I think Friday’s 20-miler would have suffered.
I’ll end with a funny story. Yesterday I was running and I ran into (pun intended) someone I used to coach last summer (I worked with Fleet Feet Sports to train a group of runners for the Philly Rock ‘n’ Roll Half). We chatted about what we are training for, etc. When I told him I was trying to BQ he asked what time I needed.
Him: Oh, that’s not so bad.
Me (sarcastically): Oookaayyy.
Him: Well I guess that’s fast for you…
Me: (more sarcastically): Thanks a lot.
Him (sensing my increasing sarcasm): Well, a guy would have to run it in 3:15.
Me: You are comparing apples to oranges. Guys run faster.
Apparently BQing is easy! Don’t you love when people who never ran a marathon make comments about pace and time?! I don’t encounter this often but I would love to tell people to go run a marathon and then come talk to me. I’m sure they’ll change their tune!
Have you ever received any comments from the peanut gallery of non-runners? Does it irk you?