Two weeks away, and I cannot start questioning my training or my plan. Today, I started comparing my plan to the one on the Hanson site, and yeah. I’m on track to finish strong.
So, yesterday, after our weekly morning donut fest, and afternoon Easter brunch, I was simply going to skip my ten mile tempo run. I looked into Harley Guy’s face and explained that maybe I’d do today’s run yesterday and switch it up. He said nothing. So, while he was getting ready to go home, I started getting my gear on for my run. I secretly committed to doing the 10 miler. At this point, 14 days away, I just didn’t want to mess with the plan.
I started out at 6pm, and went out west to hit the trail we have that gives me 4 miles before I get to my regular start. The golf course was closed, so I added another half mile on, and found the trail. This trail is fun to run on, but so gross. It’s the sewage ponds. A bug actually flew into my mouth. I don’t even want to know where that bug had been. I needed to hit a 12:04 pace. When all was said and done, I nailed it, but I was hot, and I had eaten too much during the day.
This morning, 12 hours later, I had to do 6 miles. My legs feel like lead. I couldn’t get even a decent LSD pace going. My quads hurt, my left hamstring was tight. It was a very sluggish run.
I have no plans to go anywhere the next 13 days. I am taking care of my ailing dog, my kids and I are on Spring Break, and I am heading to my TNT kickoff party on Wednesday. This weekend will be very low key, as I leave next Thursday for Clovis & San Luis Obispo.
Today’s run was sluggish as hell. I need 24 hours to rest the legs. I’m ready, but I have a lotta runs left before Earth Day.