Monday: 0 miles
Right hamstring was achy and I felt like crap all day long. With the difficult long run the day before, I decided a rest day was well deserved.
Tuesday: 5.5+ miles
I must have recovered really well, because I felt like I was crusing through these miles. The whole run was pretty much effortless despite the sub-8:00 pace. Gotta love the gains from training being noticable during a peak week!
Wednesday: 15+ miles
Since I plan on traveling over the weekend, I figured I should get this week's long run in early. Yes, it was only 3 days removed from the last long run, but it went about as smoothly as it could've. I made sure to bring a water bottle with about 200 calories in the form of Gu Roctane, and just flowed. Second run in two days where I didn't think about pace at all and just cruised. First time I'm ever saying that a long run went great. This run was also one of the most enjoyable in recent memory.
Thursday: 7+ miles
Really, really sluggish recovery run. My right hip couldn't get loose which severely limited my ability to just flow through the run. My left foot's big toe also developed a little pain towards the end of the run. Oh yeah, and the route was directly upwind. Complete grind, but I pushed through and am taking a day off to travel. Hopefully I can sneak a run or two in Wisconsin.
Friday: 0 miles
Traveling immediately after work. Got a decent walk in during lunch, but still feeling a bit tight. I should be good to go by Saturday morning.
Saturday: 0 miles
Flight got pushed back from Friday night to Saturday morning, and then wanted to spend as much time visiting with my family instead of running. It was also pretty cold up in Wisconsin, so I wasn't highly motivated to hit the roads.
Sunday: 7.5 miles
Had about an hour to fit in a run, and went around Silver Lake to the state park. There were a lot of rolling hills along the way, and it was a nice change of pace from the super flat routes in Buffalo. A lot of memories from past runs when I lived there came rushing back and made the run really enjoyable. Even though the pace was below 7:45/mile, it wasn't much of a workout and more of an easy run.
Total: 35.5+ miles
Mileage cut back (not really on secondthought; mileage from 4/12-4/18 was 55+, showing how arbitrary week cutoffs are) and no speed workouts, but two of the easy runs were at a pretty nice clip. I hope I'm not peaking or tapering too soon for my May 5th race, but the time (and weather) just wasn't there this week. I will have to work in some pace-specific work next week.