I'm not going to say what my mileage was this week.. but I'm pretty sure it was about 40 miles more than any of the 3 guys who finished ahead of me today in the Crossroads 1/2 Marathon. I started the race with what I thought yesterday was a strained calf muscle.. not, a sore IT band which at the moment is back to normal, and feeling fairly tired. I wanted to simply average a HR of 170 for the race and see where that left me at the end. I went through mile 3 in ~16:10 with my HR holding steady at 163 so I surged on the front group and we split up with Austin Vigil taking the lead after that. He ended up winning in ~1:11. Overall the 5:32 that I averaged was almost boring. I stuck to my plan though and simply ran my race. Denver is going to be hillier than today's race but I plan on peaking which is going to make all the difference.
As I'm writing this my legs feel better than they have all week. I would say that I had 2 workouts this week that were harder than the race ;)
I also have a coach now!