Being home for a week in Detroit I wasn’t able to post regularly, but I did manage to complete my assigned runs for the week. Monday’s hill workout was done in Cambridge before getting on the plane; don’t remember much about it other than it was 4 miles. Tuesday’s 4-mile run with 2 tempo miles was moved to Wednesday due to scheduling constraints; on Wednesday it was a hot, damp run along the Clinton Valley Trail, starting at a Vietnam Veterans Memorial near my house and continuing along this recently-completed rails-to-trails project which runs out in nice straight, soft and flat miles.

Thursdays effort was 5 miles in a 7:45-7:30-7:15-7:30-7:45 ladder, which brings us to Friday’s 5-mile Fartlek, which is supposed to be a fun workout but turned brutal in the hot sun and as the output of a three-day running binge that normally is limited to two, i.e. moving Tuesday’s workout to Wednesday really made Friday suck. In any case, I got through it, logged my 25 miles for the week and am shooting for 28 this week. My IT band felt pretty good throughout so am keeping my fingers crossed that new shoes, icing, foam rolling and my new strap are keeping the inflammation under control. I guess we’ll see tomorrow…