February 4 to February 10, 2018


Total miles run, Week 6: 31.3 miles


Still feeling like a million bucks, I embraced my planned mileage jump for Week 6. The plan was for 28.5 miles if I continued to run at 10:00/mile pace, but I ran my time-based workouts a bit faster and ended up totaling 31.3 miles. This included a mid-week “long run” of 6 miles and an 8 mile Saturday long run.

Yes, that was a BIG jump that smashed the typical 10% weekly volume increase recommendation. However, it felt right and I was on a vigilant lookout for any aches, strains, or signs of injury or discomfort. There were none.

One of my primary “injury and illness” metrics is my morning resting heartrate (MRHR). This week, my average MRHR was 54 with a low of 52 on Saturday (the day after Friday’s rest day) and a high on Thursday of 55. There weren’t any spikes or variations that caused me concern or worry with regard to overtraining or too little recovery between workouts.

Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Base mileage run
4.33 miles in 40:00
Treadmill

Monday, February 5, 2018:

Base mileage run
4.6 miles in 45:00
Treadmill

Tuesday, February 6, 2018:

Base mileage run
6 miles in 1:00:00
Treadmill

Wednesday, February 7, 2018:

Base mileage run
4.5 miles in 45:00
Treadmill

Thursday, February 8, 2018:

Base mileage run with 5 x 60/60 intervals at 8:00/mile
3.6 miles in 35:00
Treadmill

Friday, February 2, 2018:

Rest day
Yoga

Saturday, February 3, 2018:

Base mileage long run
8.25 miles in 1:20:00
Treadmill