I wish all recovery weeks started with a day off like I had today. I slept in, did my strength workout, went shopping for sports nutrition, had a massage, and have been lying about on the couch ever since. In fact I will be taking my recovery so seriously that I am skipping tonight's Master's swim since I'm really struggling to keep my blood sugar up today. Even if I got in the pool this evening I would likely have to get out of the pool early.
Despite the ominous rain forecast for Saturday we ended up with turned out to be a beautiful day for an easy-ish 50 miles on the Silver Comet. Monika and I felt a little guilty doing the pancake flat Comet trail but after working so hard the past two weeks we figured we had earned a little bit of a break. We still pushed it a little but mostly just enjoyed the trail and fairly warm weather.
|25 miles - time to turn around and head back.|
Sunday's plan called for a 10 mile run but my usual training partner, Sarah, was out of town. Further complicating the plan was the arrival of that rain that had been promised for Saturday. Regardless I had to get my miles in and was lucky to have Cristin meet me for part of my run. As we ran down Columns drive Betty drove by and we were able to pick her up about 1.5 miles into our run. This turned out to be a perfect plan for me as it gave me some varying tempo work. It rained and we were soaked to the bone but that was one of the easiest long runs I have ever done and we ended up with a little over 11 miles - excellent! At the end we ran into Anne and Mary Beth who were just about to start their run. What a dedicated group of athletes - rain or not - you gotta get it done.
|Me. Anne, Mary Beth, and Betty. Soaked!|