It turns out that I was able to salvage a pretty good week of running after my slow start and disjointed schedule. The slow start was due to my illness last week and just recovering from that. The schedule was moved around because the kids had Monday off from school and tomorrow (Saturday) I have an all day winter camp event with the cub scouts. That should be fun though. I just hope it isn't too cold and wet.
So I ended up the week with 56.1 miles on 4 runs. Tuesday I started out for 15 but ended up with 16.2 miles. Wednesday was 10 miles but that also included speedwork. I did six mile repeats in the 6:15-6:20 range. Finally today I again set out for 15 miles but kind of figured I get in a little more than that. At the end I had done 17.5. All my running was done on the treadmill this week. Next week I'll be shooting for 60 miles on four runs.
Something interesting about the last week: from the morning of the MS Blues marathon to the day after the day I was really sick, 4 days, I lost about 6 pounds. That's a caloric deficit of close to 5,250 calories per day. Of course conventional wisdom says most of that would be water weight especially given how sick I was but now that I'm fully recovered I've only gained about 1/2 a pound back. That surprises me especially because I think I'm fully hydrated. The potty test shows that my color is good, pretty pale.
All in: Tuesday 16.2 at 8:47
Wednesday 10 at 8:24 (mile repeats)
Friday 17.5 at 8:35