|Bow to boat is my friend|
Monday: Strength training. I am repeating the same work out I have been doing the past two weeks since I haven't gotten two full weeks of the same work out. I don't mind, it felt good post 17 miler.
|intervals by head lamp|
Wednesday: A rare mid day run. Got off work early, thanks to my super cool boss. It was in the 70s, no humidity, and a western breeze. I set out to do my 8 mile tempo run with 1 mile cool down and warm up. I had 6 miles sandwiched in the middle with 8 minutes at marathon goal pace, and 2 at easy pace. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at my watch during the warm up and saw I was already at goal marathon pace. SCORE! The weather has SO much do to with what paces I can accomplish. I really didn't have any problems till I headed back west. WOW! That sustained 14 mph wind felt like a wall, a cool wall, but a wall none the less. I powered through but it was tough keeping pace in the face of that. 8 miles
|My first beer in over 2 weeks thanks to tummy issues|
Friday: An easy 3 with my BRF. She is slowly coming back from her surgery. I can't wait till she is back to doing distance. It will be nice to taper with her.
Saturday: A long run of 18. This week was SO much better than last week. I could totally tell that I had carb loaded successfully the night before and my legs felt strong. I adopted the strategy of letting my UCAN take me the first 8 miles and then switching to my carb every 4 miles post that. I ended up taking in fuel at mile 8, 12, and 16. I had no ill effects and was starving post run. I am going to take this as a good sign. While i would like to stretch those times out so I am not carrying so much fuel, I am not sure I am going to be able to and be comfortable.
Total miles: 35
Looking forward to a better week tummy wise. As the week has gone, the symptoms have improved greatly as long as I stay on top of my Zantac. Have a great sunday and rest of the week!