This week was 34 miles of running, 6 "miles" of pool-running, and 1000 yards of swimming -- training log is here.
This was the last week of my "season" which extended from mid-February all the way through mid-June. Despite the length of the season, we managed to prolong my peak and run my fastest near the end. Not an easy accomplishment, and one that required excellent coaching and a lot of patience and restraint.
But now, I'm done. And just in time, as the Garry Bjorklund half felt almost like one race too many. I'm really mentally and physically tired. So it's break time. Not a complete avoidance of activity, but I'm sticking to low-key fun stuff (yoga, social pool-running, swimming) until I feel recharged. Which will likely be 2-3 weeks.
Monday: In the morning, yoga and 6 "miles" pool-running. Foam rolling at night.
Tuesday: In the morning, 9 miles, including a track workout of 5x800 in 2:57, 2:53, 2:51, 2:52, 2:47, followed by light injury prevention work and 1000 yards recovery swimming. Foam rolling at night.
Wednesday: In the morning, 7 miles very easy (9:15 pace) plus upper body weights and core, and DIY yoga. Sports massage midday.
Thursday: Nothing but travel to Duluth and DIY yoga plus tennis ball self-massage.
Friday: 3 mile shake out (9:30 pace). Later did DIY yoga and tennis ball self-massage.
Saturday: 2 mile warm-up and then a half-marathon in 1:26:58.
Sunday: Traveled back to DC in the morning; foam rolling at night.