5/10- flew back to Atlanta and drove to Monty. Stopped at a HS track and jogged a mile as a shake out run. Of course, I didn't push at all and felt great afterwards. Time was 7:52. Absolutely amazing that I was capable of running at all the day after a marathon. I could have gone at least 3 at that pace but again I am crazy, not stupid.
5/11- 4 miles easy. Didn't feel much better than yesterday and should take a day off soon. Pace was a steady 7:55 early then I allowed myself a mild pick up at the end to finish in 31:30.
5/12- found an apartment within 10 minutes of my new job in Birmingham (YES!), 6.5 miles easy and untimed. Breezed through it.
5/13-planned day off. Celebrated my new job.
5/14- 4 mile tempo in 28:40 (7:10 pace). Solid performance. Pleasantly tired at the end but not beat up, just like I should feel. Body felt a little weak but still not bad after a night of beer drinking, which I do not do very often. Splits were 14:24/14:16.
5/15-Horrible performance. Felt decent warming up but managed just 2.5 miles in 22:22. Started out around 8:30 pace and finished at 9:30 pace. Feels like I am low on GABA. Simple fix and I should feel better tomorrow.
5/16- Nice improvement over yesterday but still didn't have top form. 9.5 in Birmingham with a new running buddy then jogged 1.5 at the Hoover Rec center to check it out. Hectic day and crashed out when I got back to Monty. Abnormally sore. May need to quit taking Serene.
Grade: B-/2 credits/distance=11.0
Weekly summary: Hectic week, not because of running. Very pleased with how I recovered from the marathon, not so pleased with how I'm feeling now. Hair test will be done very soon.
Distance= 30.0/Weekly GPA= 23.0/8 credits= 2.875