First, I need to give props to the organizing committee for the DG 10-miler. I did not even know that I placed third in my age group until the results went up on the web that night. Thursday, I received a nice package in the mail containing my latest piece of running hardware. Excellent gesture for them to send it. Guess I need to start sticking around for the awards presentations.
Ramping up toward the 50-mile target this week has been challenging – mostly because I was pretty spent after a hard race on Sunday. On Monday afternoon, I felt really fatigued.
Although I had planned to take a rest day on Wednesday, I had to take it a day early. My body was sending me signals. I came back reasonably strong on Wednesday AM with an eleven-miler in the morning.
Good news is that I am still on track to hit 50, despite making the aforementioned adjustment. I’ve knocked out 32 miles since Monday.
Despite that this week is my company’s financial close (Read: hectic), I took Jen out to dinner on Monday night, attended a farewell party for a co-worker on Wednesday night and went to the Ben Folds/John Mayer concert last night. I am finding a way to get in the miles and not give up my life.
Recap of WTD
Mon – 7 recovery – 8:26 avg
Tue – Rest
Wed – 11 gen aerobic – 7:55 avg
Thu – 8 gen aerobic – 8:01 avg
Fri – 6 recovery – 8:35 avg
Plan for weekend
Sat – 18 LSD – 7:45-8:00 pace range
Sun – DO NOTHING!