Feeling confident after recent great workouts thought I could repeat the 2-mile test run. Jogged maybe 45 mins to Munkka, feeling tired and slow. Should I just pass it? Well, here I am and so is the competition. First mile is slow, 5.24, matching my feelings. It should have felt like warming up but it wasn’t. I had no idea of the pace, hoped it to be much faster. Second one I am able to pull a bit to have a decent 5.13 and 10.37 finish. Four secs quicker than last time (today there was more wind), also only four behind the leader (same guy, last time 15). But I did not feel good. Not at all. I didn’t feel flying like I should. On the way back I struggle more and a terrible thought surfaces: have I overtrained already?!
Looking back I’ve done very high quality six days between the two mile tests. I haven’t run any fillers, just long ones and hard ones. I count three long ones: 25K, 20K and 20K (also today). Two hard ones (6 x 1K and 4 x 2K) in addition to the two milers. Total is about 90 km which is a lot to me. And it actually started a week or two earlier. No wonder I’m feeling tired.