Week 6 was a bit of a killer. It featured 2 more races on top of the 2 from the prior week. I basically set target effort levels for the races that wouldn't kill me and then racked up slow mileage in between.
Monday - 4.5 miles
Tuesday - .75 warm up and then 5K race
Wednesday - 4.59 miles
Thursday - 4.5 miles
Friday - 4.51 miles
Saturday - 3.44 miles
Sunday - 13.1 miles
Weekly total - 38.5 miles. I also hit 100 miles for the month.
This week will just be a recovery week. I'm slashing back to 30 miles and running nice and easy to let my body catch back up from the abuse I've given it the last 2 weeks. I don't think I've ever endured a 2 week stretch like that where I ran nearly 70 miles while doing 4 races with 3 of them at basically my fastest times and the 4th race just a complete butt kicker as far as the terrain went. Alas the streak lives and I'm still kicking. I've actually gotten into such a groove that slowing down for a week will be a little tough, but I know I need to do it so I don't break down.