Well after the high of last weekend’s race the week sets in. As you would expect, sore legs were the order of the day on Monday, but I did manage to put in another 8 miles, Tuesday I skipped the bike and then last night I ran 9 miles at around marathon pace +20, (8:20; I am trying to quicken that pace for some things on next year’s to do list) my legs were at about 80% and this morning they’re closer to 90%. The plan was get up early and jump on the bike for an hour, but one thing or another has just led to a succession of late nights and I don’t think I have cracked the 6 hour mark for sleep in a night for over a week and so after some physical abuse on my alarm clock I got up late; it’s unlikely I’ll get on my bike today. Tomorrow I need to crank out another 10 miles; that will total 58 miles for the week and is the max miles per week for this training cycle.
The good news is that I’ll be able to catch up on my lost bike miles this weekend, with only a few weeks left of their 5 month stay (yes that’s months not weeks) my in-laws depart for the slowly thawing/drying out UK and so my wife and I are leaving the kids to look after their grandparents and heading out of town starting Friday afternoon, bikes, hikes, sights and hot tubs are the order of the weekend!
Next week I start speed work, four weeks of intervals and tempo runs…hard work but rewarding, and then I taper for LD.
On the computer front, it was terminal, a fried motherboard, I’ll be left trying to recover what I can and then dispatching the box off to recycling, and so for the interim I’ll be a Mac user; so far this is, well, some good - some bad!
Oh yes and finally next week I’ll be putting my best foot forward and, I’ll have reviews on Asics Kayano 15s, Asics Gel Banditos, Go Lite Versa Force trail shoes, Pearl Izumi SyncroInfinitys and maybe New Balance 768s.