This past week I ran 30 miles in five different runs (6, 6, 5, 7, 6) with most miles between 7:10 – 7:40.
It didn’t feel overwhelming. 30 miles / five runs is just short enough where you can feel good on pretty much every run, and I didn’t push any of them super hard. If you’re doing 50+, you’re bound to have a run or two where you just don’t feel good. But 30 felt good.
It’s been just over a year since I ran 30 miles in a week. Mentally it was great .The big question however is how my Achilles feels. The answer is… I don’t know. It’s fine while running. It’s fine throughout the day. When I wake up in the middle of the night to take a piss however… it is pretty tender.
Is that a sign that one or two more 30 mile weeks will push this sucker over the limit? Or will I be good to keep going if I’m careful?
Foolishly I haven’t entirely given up on the dream of running fast. I don’t know why. It wouldn’t even be cool at this point. But if I wasn’t worried about injuries I think I’d be running 50 miles a week and doing workouts.
The next few weeks will be telling as to whether I get back into (semi) serious training or if the Achilles marks the end of any fast times.