My last couple speed workouts have really been tough. I’ve done similar ones, but they didn’t feel as difficult as this week. I think it’s cumulative fatigue going on. I can’t say I like it.
I’m trying to move past it since my training run marathon is in *gulp* 8 days. My coach just emailed me that she thinks my initial plan of a 4:30 is too conservative –even running conservatively — based on my paces for the last several weeks. I can’t say I disagree. She suggested something that will put me closer to 4:00-4:10, which… I guess it scares me. It probably shouldn’t. Wouldn’t it be nice if that ends up feeling conservative to me? That should make my BQ goal of 3:55 a lot less far away.
I just wish I’d felt more happy about this week’s runs. I’m going to sleep on it and see how I feel.
PS: I bought a jump rope. Damned if I’m going to let a child’s toy get the better of me.