Last weekend I was playing in St George, UT and didn't get a lot of running done, so I ran last week's long run on Monday and then I just finished this week's long run today. So with two long runs logged in the same week my weekly total is.... (drumroll please) .... SEVENTY miles, that's right a big SEVEN and a big OH! In the interest of full disclosure, I must also fess up and tell you that without a long run last week and a couple of missed days, my total for last week was a measly 19.6.
It also looks like I'm slowly getting faster. When I ran 1/4 mile intervals last month, I tried to pyramid at 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 6.6,6.4, and 6.2 mph with 5 minutes at 5.1 mph recovery between each one. I made it to the 6.8 mph interval and maxed out my heartrate and even with 5 minutes at 5.1 mph, my heartrate only came down to 160. This week I planned on doing 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 7.0, 6.8, 6.6, and 6.4 mph. When I got to the 7.0 interval, I wasn't even up to 160 on my heartrate, so I continued and did the last three intervals at 7.0 mph also. Looks like the long slow distance is paying off.
On the weight loss front, I lost the weight I gained in St George last week plus an extra pound or two and am now only 1.6 pounds from my birthday goal. (The weight lose is probably a factor in my speed increase)
That's it for now, next week is a 20 mile long run.
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