This week is going to be a good one. Powered through 16 miles this summery afternoon, and through fatigue, soreness, heat and the bright sun. Proud of this one after yesterday’s 17 miles and Sunday’s XC race plus miles. Took a lot of concentration to stay loose and focused through the park’s hilly loop, with visions of finishing over the hills of Central Park. Today definitely will be one of the runs powering me towards that finish line.
Feeling better but not fully recovered from Friday’s 5k plus a dozen+ miles, a hot sunny September afternoon. Was a good day for a tempo run. 13 miles in all in the park simulating Central Park, pushed the middle 6 miles, the first 2 at around 6:30/mile pace then the last 4 at around 6 minute pace. That was a tough one, the quads were not happy about it, but they’re going to thank me in November when we have to do it for real in Central Park.
The first run in this training cycle for New York that felt like a marathon workout, a 13 miler in the park with a 6 mile tempo run several times over its hilly loop – mimicking Central Park a little. Legs were still a little tired and sore from yesterday’s 13 and from a general upping of mileage in the past week. Under the hot humid afternoon sun, didn’t time the tempo run, felt like somewhere around 6:40/mile pace, really pushed it, pushed it past tired.