Monday: REST After a long weekend of fun with family, bookmarked by 240 mile drives, reat felt good.
Tuesday: This was supposed to be a trail fartlek day, but turned into kind of a mess due to ice and getting lost. No Fartlek, but a 4 mile run nonetheless.
Wednesday: Another Easy Pace Trail Run was on the menu for today. This one for an hour. I hit the Ridge again and got in 4.3 miles for an average pace of 13:53... Felt good to get in a solid run as a little redemption from the day before.
Friday: Speed work day! My speed day got switched from Saturday to Friday. Assignment was 5x800m at 3:20 per split. I got them all in at or under 3:20, so I was pretty happy, despite the workout kicking my rear.
Saturday: Long Run 1/2. Hit the trails at Giant's Ridge for a 2 hour long run. My buddy Andy joined me for the first half. Got in 8.2 miles for an average pace of 14:38. A little slow, but after the speed work on Friday, not much of a surprise.
Sunday: Long Run 2/2. Went to the Laurentian Divide recreation area for some single track fun. This was a flatter run, but the technical aspects of running single track, plus snow and ice patches, made for a great run. A tree branch attacking my head 6 miles in wasn't great, but did little to take away from this great run. Got in 9.5 miles for a 12:38 pace to finish out the training week.
Total Distance: 33.3 miles
Total Time on Feet: 7:07:03