12 w/ 6 LT today broke me. Too hot, too windy, too hot at night to sleep, ate the wrong dinner (at the pub ), have run too fast this week, dehydrated and tired.
I didn't feel the urge to go above recovery pace on the warm up, LT pace felt tough from the outset and 3 miles into the LT I felt like binning the run.
The pace started slipping and, having started aiming for 5:57-6:00, the LT miles averaged 6:04. I won't beat myself up over that, as I know the reasons why I failed to make the pace. Roll on Saturday night, when this weather's meant to break.
Westy, yup, I'm definitely human! Knackered at the moment, more from lack of sleep than mileage though. Having to get runs in before work and now, during the school holidays, before my wife leaves for work in the morning, is tiring. One more night shift tonight and then I'm on leave for a bit, so that will be a relief.
Fergster, I ran 85 last week, have 82 this week and 80 the week after, I think. There wasn't really one point when I started to feel on egde, but a couple of weeks of pushing the pace on the ML/LRs has begun to take effect. I'll throttle back for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping the 70-85 plan will bring the extra endurance that I could have done with in London.
Scott, I have applied some Sudocrem - feels a bit better!
15mi ML today. It was warm, but thankfully overcast and breezy. About 10mi in, a pain in my crotch alerted me to the fact that I'd forgotten to apply Body-Glide.
I need to break out of overtraining. My MLs and LRs are averaging too close to MP+10% and I have some niggles in my lower legs which, from experience, I know are the early warning of an over use injury.