Last week saw only three runs but I totaled out just over 24 miles. A new recent high mileage. We didn't go to the track on Tuesday so that was my first seven. I ran the normal seven on Thursday. Both were right at 8 min pace which was great. Then Saturday I ended up running over 10. Saturday's run started about fast but finsihed DEAD. I started with two guys who are much faster than me. By five miles I was pretty much done. I finished the second half of the run around 9:30 pace. I was happy with the finish.
This week has not been so great. On Monday and Tuesday, I thought I was hitting snooze and not waking up. When I finally heard the alarm, it was too late to make it to run. I later figured out that my alarm was set to the time I was waking up and I was not hitting snooze. I got that corrected and made it to Red's for the 7 mile run this morning. I was slower than last week but my quads are tight from weights.
I think that I am going to work on building a new base this summer. I would like to run but work on keeping my HR in the lower zones. I think I will have to walk or slow down when it gets too high. That is going to be hard.