Running-wise, I had a lousy attempted workout last Friday, which I'll highlight below in the weekly recap. However, that disappointing attempted run was sandwiched between a great track session on Tuesday, and a very confidence-inspiring long run on Sunday. Add in the constant presence of hills in my various running routes, and the "ups and downs" metaphor is complete.
Here's a look back at last week:
- Monday - 7+M easy, with 10x10 secs hill sprints
- Tuesday - 12M, with first hard track session of the year (4x1K @ 5K pace; 2x400m; 2x200m)
- Wednesday - 7M + 5M recovery runs
- Thursday - 7M + 5M recovery runs
- Friday - 10+M, bagging an attempted threshold progression after 2M @ goal MP, since I just wasn't feeling it
- Saturday - 8.5M easy
- Sunday - 19+M, with about 6M @ goal MP/effort; overall pace 8:00 with over 1500 feet of elevation gain - GREAT RUN!
One continuing cause for concern has been the GI issues which do not seem to be getting better. After scouring WebMD and exchanging messages with a running doctor friend, I've bitten the bullet and scheduled an appointment to see my doctor. I'd hate for all this hard work to be derailed because I had to make a pit stop (or more than one). The idea of April 19th is NOT to tour Boston's finest portapotties. We'll see what the doctor says.