Never Summer training week seven recap

Despite it all, I'm still running and still posting these weekly recaps.

  • 8 hours, 41 minutes

  • 45.3 miles

  • 3156 feet D+

I've run 6 days in a row and I'm tired. Only one of my runs, today's at Lory State Park, had any climbing. This week was dedicated to speed sessions. Wednesday I went to the track and ran 6 5-minute intervals, one more than last week, and at a faster pace. I had to play some mental games with myself to complete that workout. Thursday it snowed and I ran in some of the worst of it with my ski googles. Friday I went out on the Spring Creek bike trail and did a pyramid workout: 1-2-3-2-1 minutes of running as fast as I could sustain with equal recovery. For the 1 minute intervals, I was running a little faster than 6 minutes per mile. My pace for the 2 minute intervals was about 6:45 per mile and I did the 3 minute interval at a 7:30 pace. No faster than last year's workout, but I feel good about getting it done in cold weather, with a sinus infection, and under the black cloud of COVID-19.

Next week I'll only run 4 days and only easy miles. The challenge will be to make the time for yoga, at home, and some strength and conditioning, at home, while working and getting the kids on some kind of remote learning schedule.

Good luck, everybody.