This is going to be a pretty challenging week, primarily with integrating a last hard week of training before the taper with an especially busy work schedule that will involve a few later than normal days.
Today work ran a bit later than usual, but not as much as tomorrow and Thursday will, so it was a good opportunity to get in a medium run. Legs felt fresh after yesterday's rest day and my energy was great. However, I felt really out of sync. It was a bit of a mystery at first, but then I figured out it was indigestion from a big, questionable lunch.
Fought through that though and ended up with a decent pace and wasn't really pushing it for much of the run, but did consciously step it up the last several miles, with the last five miles going from 7:19 down to 6:43, but it still felt pretty easy.
Tomorrow will be a light and easy day, then interval work on Thursday.
Ran 15.0 miles @ 7:30/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 143/160
Upper 30s, overcast.
Saucony Kinvara, long tights, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie.