I don't think its wise to sneak a speed work in the day before a schedule tempo run. Since this is my first time really following a plan I'm learning. I was exhausted on my run again this morning. My total miles on the schedule was 8 and 6 should have been at a tempo of 9:05 pace. At least I accomplished 4 miles this week one more than last week before I reverted back to my easy pace. The culprit running 9 miles am and 7.41 pm which included 5X1000 the day before. I can't really change my tempo days to Friday because more than likely I'm doing a race on Saturday. Sunday is my long run day. There is nothing on my schedule that states I should include x amount of miles during my long run as tempo. So I'm just going to have to use my head and be sensible the next time around. Other than that the run went well. I did feel some humidity this morning and drank my whole bottle of water on the run, which never happens unless its my long run.
August 24, 2006