So, my week of running:
4 miles, pretty easy. Just getting back into it after over half a week off. I didn't want to push it and really hurt my calf again.
Yasso 800's. My first try with these! I really want a 4 hour marathon at some point (not the Dopey, that just isn't going to happen!). This would be a good way to try adding in a little faster running too, to start me off. I did my 800'sin 4 minutes, so that is at a 8min/mile pace. I surprised myself and was able to do it! I incorporated it in to my 6 mile run for the week:
4 miles, very easy. They were meant to be done on Friday - but life gets in the way! Felt good, and my legs felt good!
6.2 miles. This was meant to be done at my race pace, which I am aiming at 9:09min/mile. However, I get competitive with myself and went faster. So it was more in the range of a tempo for me. Though I don't think I was ever 'uncomfortable'. Just pushing myself that little extra. And I really wanted to run on 'tired' legs for my long run. (My training plan said 6 miles, but I wanted that even 10k!)
Long Slow Run: 16 miles!
Wow. I did it. I wanted to give up, but I didn't! My times are interesting. I really do not mind about my pace, of course I would have liked it to be faster. I got pretty slow in the middle, but then I managed to bring up (down?) my pace. Mile 11 was my slowest, but then I got faster throughout. And, you know what? I'm ok with this.