3 2 1 Wake - up
A lot of work is being done as of late. 59.4 miles in the last 3 days to be precise. All of it geared towards being able to race a fast time at Chicago so the way I feel now matters little compared to how I feel mid-October. How do I feel now you may ask? Sleepy. I think I could sleep in almost any environment right now.
On to the running.
Yesterday at lunch was a leisurely nobscott loop in the pouring rain which took exactly 50:00 to complete. I was noticing my fatigue on Monday so I made sure that the lunch time shake-out would be an easy effort to just get in the volume and rest for the evening workout.
Last night was our first night at the BC reservoir and lucky for us it stopped raining just as Dan, Brad, and I headed out on our warm-up. The workout was a quad breaking 10 x 3 mins with 2 mins rest. This workout was not 48 minutes of fun. I don’t believe I was fully recovered from Saturday’s Tempo. Or it could just be the 59 miles in the last 3 days. It ended up being a 16 mile night which kind of makes my 7 miler at lunch look pretty stupid. I am training for a marathon so you can not expect any sort of logic to drive my training.
This morning was going to be a road bike ride to work day but I decided to nix that plan because I didn’t trust the gray sky and the rain I thought it held. I ran Memorial Forest loop in a pedestrian 49:35 to try and get my legs to recover. At lunch I did the rare Alpaca Farm loop in 58 minutes. I call that nine but it may not be. I wish I could find a better way to get the distances of my trail runs because time and perceived pace is just not as accurate as I would like. As soon as they figure out how to get those satellite transceivers to be a normal watch size I will most certainly buy one.
That’s all I got.