am) 11 miles. Treadmill (it was 5 degrees this morning).. 6 mile warm-up.
Then: 4 X 1 mile in 5:30 on 400 in 1:30. Average HR 161. Max HR 166. HR on the 400 recoveries would fall to ~150. I had planned on running more but to be honest- I just got bored.
pm) I marked a "red flag" on todays training journal entry. I was unable to complete (or start!) today's second run. I think I may have been able to, but the risk VS benefit at this point is not worth it. Don't get me wrong.. risk is the only way to achieve a goal that is truly going to challenge you and I have always been addicted to risk, but by missing 8 miles of hard running today I believe I tipped back across the fine line I am running on right now. I started my run this evening and knew from step one that I may be in trouble. Not having a coach or any guidance to speak of, my wife and her oft spoken advice to me rang in my head.. "what would you tell your athlete to do?". So I jogged back to my car and drove home.