It's been a week, so I feel the need to update all of you who I'm sure are wondering how my training is going. (That is the blank stare I often get when I talk about training)
Another 41 mile week under my belt. Legs are pleasantly sore, but not injury sore. The knee seems 100% now! Weird how it just kind of went away just as I started doing more and more miles.
Tuesday was 7 miles, where I was still pretty tired from Sunday's 20.
Took it pretty easy. Wednesday was some strength work at the gym.
Thursday I was planning to do speed work, but my legs were still pretty
tired. I figured I didn't really need more speed work since I have no
short races in the next 3 months. Better to just get in some miles. So I
ran my hilly 8 mile course. Still a bit sluggish.
planned to double up on the weekend. Saturday I met up with the Mountain
Goats and did 11.5 miles up and down a big hill - about 1500 feet. I
hooked up with a weekend visitor from Vancouver who was running at my
pace and we chatted the whole way. The uphills were not too bad, only a
minute or two of walking. The downhill last 5 miles were all sub-8 and
fun! Just another amazingly beautiful run in the mountains.
I went out for 14 flat miles at the beach. Body was tired, but I was
close to normal pace. Definitely felt heavy legs, but it reminded me of
the second half of a marathon, which was the goal. Averaged 8:24.
one more solid week down, one more week of over 40 miles to go, topped
with a 20 miler next weekend, and then the taper begins. Boston planning
is picking up on our FB group. We have a bunch of loopsters doing the
Boston Duck Tour together, followed by a carbo-loading dinner on Sunday.
We will also probably be meeting up at the Expo Saturday, and of course
on race day. Now if it will only stop snowing.