This week was up and down. I didn't get nearly my scheduled mileage on Saturday because I ran the Spooktacular 5k and felt more like visiting with friends than running extra miles. So I ran 16 or 17 on Sunday to make up for the lost mileage. I felt sick on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, but just ran and worked through it.
Tuesday called for 6x1000m intervals, but I just didn't feel like it. I opted for about 11 miles with some strides instead. I would have called in sick at work, but missing work wasn't an option on Tuesday. Since I had to work, why not run?
Wednesday was by far the best workout of the week. I felt much better. Matt and I ran a "long tempo". We ran three warm up miles and then we ran 10 sub-7:00 miles. Matt peeled off after 7 and then I was joined by one of the happiest golden retrievers I've ever seen! I told him to go home, but he wouldn't. He joined me for two laps around the Athens High 1.5 mile track at a 6:45 pace! I could tell that he was struggling at the end, but he was welcome company! I really had to get stern with him to keep him from following me home, which wouldn't have been safe for him. I petted him and congratulated him for hanging with me. It made me want a dog!
Today was a 17.5 miler at long run pace.