sea level track workout. 5 x 1600m.
5:52, 5:44, 5:43, 5:43, 5:42
the first one was quite a shock to my body. i slogged through the warm up because i was feeling terrible (james dropped me three times), so i wasn't really prepared to start running fast. reps 2 - 4 felt good -- comfortably hard. i was really working on the last one, and i wanted to go under 5:40, but i split the 800 too slowly (2:52) and couldn't get it back.
i'm taking this workout with a grain of salt lake city, since i probably would have been 5-10 seconds slower in utah. so really it wasn't that great of an effort, but i'm ok with it because i have a lot of accumulated fatigue in my legs right now.
des news is three weeks from today. this is where my thursday-wednesday weeks are actually going to be relevant. i hit 85 last week and 80 this week. i'm going to start tapering down now -- a longer taper than usual for me, but i don't think there is much more i can do or benefit from at this point. i'm not planning on any major cutbacks until 7 days out, but i am going to bring the mileage down a bit next week in hopes to get my legs back.
pm - hiked mount si in the cascades. the summit was 4,167 feet, so we almost made it to the elevation of salt lake city. views at the top were spectacular.