Yesterday, Monday was a road run. I went 12km, 6km and back on the roads. Uneventful, other than to say that my right leg has some pains, but they aren't the usual. The foot issue is resolving, the stone bruise is gone, it just feels like a tight ITB. Good reason not to go nuts on the mileage and try to get in between 85 and 90 km each week for the vacation.
Today the workout was 4 x 400 and then 3 x 1200. A strange workout. I don't recall having ever run anything like it. Suffice to say, I was stronger at the end of the workout than I was last time. The speed was thus a bit quicker, the beginning was about the same. The middle 1200 was very strong with negative splits through each 400.
Intervals require that you understand there will be suffering, and that the suffering will end. Buddhism in circles. No animals out there though. Bummer.