This week was an improvement over last. The weekend was breakthrough. I had been feeling bad on every run for almost two weeks. Obviously overtraining and lack of sleep. So I took Friday off and slept 9 hours on Friday and Saturday nights. The result was a morning 7 mile run with my son on Saturday that felt good, and a great 34 mile bike ride in the afternoon. The bike ride was very windy and I managed a 17 MPH average on my single speed. Today I ran 21 (or maybe it was 22) miles at Watchung Reservation and I felt kinda fine for the whole thing. Today's run was pretty muddy, but I importantly got twice through the area where I fell and broke my rib last January. I ran that area very carefully because the memory of that was actually weighing on me. Silly, huh? It was the first sunny warm day in a very long time. Ran with my Camelbak and almost finished the whole thing. Used three PowerBar Latte gels.
Training chart from Zelky below, some pics of muddy shoes and legs, and a cool new Blogger location widget!