Wow, has this been a tough week. I really have not been treating my body effectively. Lack of sleep ,rushing my runs, and running too fast doesn't add up to a very effective week. Therefore I'm going to make a better effort starting tonight to get some sleep in. I'm going to need this because the Bayou City Classic is this weekend and I have a feeling a few fast guys will be there.
Today I was supposed to do 4x1200 meters at 5:07 to 5:12 pace with 10 miles of running total. This proved to be difficult today since I arrived at the park late and I had to get to work. So I basically rushed everything including my speed work. I cut down on my warm up, stretching, and strides because I had to hurry. I cut my total mileage for today from 10 miles to only 7.25 miles. Mentally I felt bad about this but I had to do what I had to do.
Even with the rushing and the fatigue I felt, I was still able to hit my workout marks. Here they are:
4x1200 meters with 3 minutes rest
Something to note. I felt bad about not getting all of my mileage so I was going to try and make it up throughout the week. But Sean wisely told me not to try and make up the mileage. It probably would have affected my race this weekend. Also this isn't the week to start pushing my body.