I definitely did not plan this week's running schedule out all that well. Typically, I would never run back to back days, especially with speed training but I had no option. It is supposed to snow Sunday so I really want/need to do my long run on Saturday. At least, I would have Friday off from running, hoping that is is going to be enough recovery.
Took my mile repeats to the treadmill. About half-way into my first mile, I realized I was going about 1 minute per mile to slow, adding time to my 10k pace rather than taking off time. I thought it felt slow, as I started off running about an 8:40 pace. Oops, I should be running about a 7:40 minute mile. It dawns on me...OH SHIT! I need to speed this up. I spiked the speed up to 7.7 mph and tried like hell to settle in comfortably. There is just nothing to comfortable to running that fast (for me.) However, I sucked it up three more times before leaving the treadmill; a sweaty, destroyed mess. Wow. I was tiiiiiiiiired. Made it through about 5 of the 6 leg weights that I normally do before calling it a day. Note to self: never, ever run back to back like this. AGAIN.